Vancouver, BC –Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin has been named the NHL’s second star for the week ending November 22.
Sedin led the NHL with five goals and ranked second with seven points (5-2-7) in four games. He scored in each of the team’s first two games: a 4-3 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 16 and a 4-1 defeat against the Winnipeg Jets on Nov. 18. Sedin then registered four points (3-1-4) including his 900th NHL point, sixth career hat trick and 74th career game-winning goal, in a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 21. In registering his 900th career point, Sedin (337-567-904) became the second player in Canucks history to reach the 900-point milestone, following his brother Henrik (218-718—936). He finished the week with one assist in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 22.
The 35-year-old Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, native currently ranks in the top 10 in the League and leads the team in both goals (10) and points (23); he also ranks second on the club in assists (13). Sedin has registered 14 points (7-7-14) in the last 10 games and currently sits on a five-game consecutive point streak, collecting eight points (5-3-8) during that span.
Martin Jones of the San Jose Sharks and Kevin Shattenkirk of the St. Louis Blues were also named the NHL’s first and third stars, respectively.