Henrik Sedin named Canucks captain

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin salutes the crowd after receiving his captain's jersey. ...

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin salutes the crowd after receiving his captain's jersey. (REUTERS/Lyle Stafford)

MARGARET SHERIDAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

After a stellar year where he earned not only a Hart Trophy, but also an Art Ross trophy as the NHL's leading scorer, the Vancouver Canucks have rewarded Henrik Sedin by making the Swede the 13th captain in club history.

Sedin, who along with his brother Daniel, have been at the heart of Vancouver's success over the past few years, had a breakout season in 2009-10 where he scored 29 goals and added 83 helpers for a career best 112 points.

Following on the heels of the fuss made last year when the Canucks decided to make goaltender Roberto Luongo captain, handing the 'C' to the 30-year old winger centre will provide visual leadership for a team that's hoping to build on a season where they finished as the Northwest Division champs only to be ousted in the second round by the eventual Stanley Cup winners Chicago Blackhawks.

The announcement was made just prior to he start of the Canucks home opener against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.


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