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Sedin twins cap off careers with shared NHL award

Daniel and Henrik Sedin will ride off into the sunset as King Clancy Memorial Trophy winners.

It may not be a Stanley Cup, but it’s a fitting way for the two players, who played their final career National Hockey League games in April, to end their careers.

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The annual award is given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.

In a bit of a twist this year, the Sedin twins were co-nominated for the award, something that has never happened in its 30 year history.

It came as a shock to no one, however, when the pair were announced as winners on Wednesday night at the NHL awards.

Daniel and Henrik have supported BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver throughout their careers, but not only making frequent visits to spend time with the kids.

The pair has also donated nearly 1,500 Canucks game tickets to those same kids and their families and made an incredible donation of $1.5 million for the hospital’s foundation in 2010.

Since they entered the league in 2000, the Swedish brothers have been the driving force behind $42 million that’s been raised for the Canucks For Kids Fund.

Daniel and Henrik Sedin. @NHL KING CLANCY TROPHY WINNERS! 🙌 🏆

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This won’t be the first time their name appears on the trophy either, as Henrik already won the award following the 2015-16 season.

Current team president, Trevor Linden, is the only other Canuck to win the award all the way back in 1996-97.

Canucks superstar rookie, Brock Boeser, was also up for an award on Wednesday, but came second place in Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) voting to B.C. native and former Seattle Thunderbird, Mathew Barzal.

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