Henrik Sedin wanted to be in front of the fans in Vancouver when he picked up the 1,000th point of his NHL career.
He got his wish Friday night, scoring a goal with three pretty cool footnotes attached.
The primary assist on the goal went to his brother Daniel. (They’re identical twins, if you haven’t heard.) At the time of publication, Daniel sits at 968 points.
Second, he scored the goal on his former teammate Roberto Luongo. Sedin assumed the captaincy in Vancouver after Luongo held it. Bobby Lu went and gave his buddy some love after the goal.
Henrik Sedin gets his 1000th point with goal on Luongo, then Luongo congratulates him: pic.twitter.com/iGldRXyeqB
— Cats On The Prowl (@Cats0ntheprowl) January 21, 2017
Finally, Sedin is the first Vancouver Canucks player to score all 1,000 points in a Canucks sweater.
As the broadcast went to the TV timeout the team aired this video to pay tribute to their captain.
He humbly gave a quick wave from the bench.
How much time the 36-year-old Sedins have left in Vancouver remains to be seen. They are both UFA’s after this season. That’s something for another day, though.
For now we’ll just enjoy Henrik’s accomplishment.
Aaaand this classic commercial that remains one of our favorites.