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Daniel And Henrik Sedin Announce Their Retirement

from Daniel and Henrik Sedin,

Dear Canucks fans,

Earlier this year we wrote a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 18 years. Many people were asking what the future holds. We said we'd take it one year at a time. We said when the time was right, we'd talk with our families and sit down with management to discuss it.

We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us.

Being part of the Canucks family for 18 seasons has been the best period of our lives. But it's time to focus on our families and life after hockey. It's time to help with homework every night. It's time to be at every birthday party and to stand in the cold at every hockey rink, soccer game and riding lesson on weekends. It's time to be at home for dinner every night.

We're saying it now because we want to share these final three games with you. We also want to share these games with our families, friends, teammates, coaches, trainers, staff and everyone at the Canucks who have supported us. You've all been with us every step of the way, and we want to thank you.

It's time to let the next generation of young players lead the Canucks. Travis is building a strong culture and emphasizes a style of play we know will be successful. The team is in great hands, with people who care about its success and it's headed in the right direction. We know there is a bright future for the Canucks.

As we've said before, Vancouver has become home. This is our family's home. We plan to be part of this community long after we retire. Vancouver has given us so much and we've tried to give everything we have in return. That won't change.

In the meantime, we still have some games to play, and we still have some work to do.

Henrik and Daniel

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stonehands-78's avatar

a couple of class acts

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/02/18 at 01:09 PM ET

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They seem like a couple of great guys, congrats to them on amazing careers.

One thing their retirement brought to my attention….the 1999 draft was a disaster.

Posted by Steve1306 on 04/02/18 at 03:36 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Saw a tweet that they will be eligible for the HOF in June, 2021. Add to them Datsyuk and Jagr

Chara is signed through next year…so I think its just the Sedins, Datsyuk,and Jagr the headliner.

Posted by ilovehomers on 04/02/18 at 03:44 PM ET

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Well, if Jagr ever stops playing….

Posted by ilovehomers on 04/02/18 at 03:44 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

a couple of class acts

Yes they are. Great players. cheese

Posted by bigfrog on 04/02/18 at 06:50 PM ET

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These guys seriously took the high road their entire careers.

It’s hard not to respect them.

Posted by Lefty30 on 04/02/18 at 07:50 PM ET

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