Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alex Edler reached impressive milestones in their team's 3-2 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night!
Sedin registered an helper on the Canucks first goal of the game, which was the 813th of his career, making him tie Johnny Bucyk and Mike Modano for 28th all-time on the NHL's career assists list. The 37-year old has two goals and 30 assists for a total of 32 points in 45 games played so far this season. Drafted third overall by the Canucks in 1999, the Swedish forward has 239 goals and 813 assists for a total of 1,052 points in 1,293 games played in the NHL. He added 78 points in 105 playoff games.
Edler also registered an assist on that goal, which made him pass Mattias Ohlund for the fourth most assists by a defenseman in franchise history with 233. Dennis Kearns is still first in that category with 290 assists. Edler, 31, was drafted 91st overall by the Canucks in 2004. He scored 80 goals and 234 assists for a total of 314 points in 721 games played. He added 31 points in 65 playoff games. This season, the Swedish defenseman has two goals and 12 assists for a total of 14 points in 33 games played.
The Canucks are currently seventh in the Pacific division with a record of 18-21-6. They won their last two games, and are 3-5-2 in their last ten. They will be playing their next game Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.