Hall of Fame: Roberto Luongo is inducted alongside the Sedin twins and Alfredsson

Twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin, goalie Roberto Luongo, forward Daniel Alfredsson, forward Riikka Sallinen and builder Herb Carnegie are the Class of 2022 inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

After being drafted third at the 1999 auction, Henrik Sedin enjoyed a career of 1,330 games in the NHL, scoring 240 goals and 1,070 points.

“It’s not what you think about when you practice your sport,” admitted Henrik Sedin. We’ve always focused on hockey and trying to do our job. »

“What we are most proud of is that we have used our talent to the full. »

Captain of the Canucks from 2010, he won the Art-Ross Trophy and the Hart Trophy in 2009-2010. He twice added the King-Clancy Trophy to his collection, in 2015-16 and 2017-18.

He reached the Stanley Cup Finals once in 17 seasons, in 2011 when the Canucks lost to the Bruins. Sedin leads Canuck’s history in points, assists (830), and games played (1,330).

Sedin, 41, represented Sweden three times at the Ice Hockey World Junior Championships and also competed at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games. In 2006 he won gold in Turin.

Throughout his career, Henrik Sedin has developed alongside his brother Daniel, who was drafted just ahead of him in 1999 as second in the repechage.

Daniel has 1,041 points (393 goals) in 1,306 NHL games, also all with the Canucks. Daniel has also added some personal honors to his career as he was the recipient of the Art-Ross Trophy and the Ted-Lindsay Trophy in 2010-2011. He also won the King Clancy with his brother Henrik in 2017-2018.

“I’m probably the second Daniel in this group,” joked Daniel Sedin. He and his brother will be 42 years old when the induction ceremony takes place in November.

“I can’t feel honored anymore. »

Like his twin, Daniel Sedin made three World Juniors appearances. As well as competing at the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, Daniel Sedin also contributed to Sweden’s journey in 2014 when the country won silver.

“Seeing them working together on the ice and knowing where they are at all times without looking has never ceased to amaze me,” Luongo said of the Sedins. They are good teammates. Everyone loved them, nice boys. »

“They’re not good card players, but we’ll save that for another day. »

Luongo among the greats

For his part, Montreal’s Roberto Luongo has established himself as one of the most accomplished goaltenders in NHL history. His 489 wins make him the fourth-most successful goaltender behind Quebecers Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy and Marc-André Fleury.

A first-round pick by the New York Islanders in 1997, fourth overall, Luongo played just 24 games for the Islanders. He was then traded along with Olli Jokinen to the Florida Panthers for Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish.

In his first stint under the Florida palms, Luongo played five seasons before being traded to Vancouver. He spent eight seasons there with the Sedin twins before returning to end his career with the Panthers in his last six seasons in the NHL.

If a Stanley Cup is missing from his list, Luongo can boast two gold medals (2010 and 2014) in three appearances at the Olympic Games with Canada.

He never won the Vézina Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s top goaltender, but he climbed just behind Martin Brodeur in the 2006-2007 pick. Luongo won the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2010-2011.

Alfredsson, the picture of the senators

Fifth year will finally have been the good one for Daniel Alfredsson, who gets his place in the Hall of Fame. He was the face of the Senators for many years after being drafted by Ottawa in the 1994 6th round.

“It’s a great privilege to be able to practice this sport professionally,” he said. It’s something I could have done all my life just for fun, without a shadow of a doubt. »

Daniel Alfredsson: A concession player

In 1,246 NHL games, he had 444 goals and 1,157 points. He wore the colors of the Sens for most of his career before joining the Red Wings for his final season in 2013-2014.

In Senator history, he leads in goals (426), assists (682) and points (1,108) and is second in games played (1,178), one game behind Chris Phillips.

He won the 1995-96 Calder Trophy, the 2011-12 King Clancy Trophy and the 2012-13 Mark Messier Trophy. Alfreddson helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007. Ottawa lost to the Ducks.

Internationally, Alfredsson won a gold and a silver medal with Sweden at the Olympic Games. He took part in the Olympic tournament five times in his career.

Sallinen manages a premiere

For her part, Riikka Sallinen becomes the first Finnish player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in her category.

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She twice won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games (1998 and 2018). In 1998, she notably took first place in the tournament ranking.

Sallinen also won seven World Championships medals, one silver and six bronze.

Carnegie among the builders

After all, Carnegie was born in Toronto in 1919 and is considered “the best black player who never played in the NHL”.

As the son of Jamaican immigrants, he overcame many obstacles to achieve his dream of playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Carnegie played ice hockey in Quebec for several years, most notably with the Quebec Aces between 1949 and 1953.

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