Joel Lundqvist called up by Stars to join twin Henrik of Rangers in NHL

The Dallas Stars summoned centre Joel Lundqvist from their Iowa Stars AHL affiliate on Monday. Henrik Lundqvist tends goal for the New York Rangers, who are scheduled to play in Dallas on Dec. 14.

The identical 24-year-old twins were teammates with Frolunda of Goteborg, Sweden, in their homeland before Henrik joined the Rangers last season. They have never been opponents in an organized game beyond minor hockey.

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After 24 games with Iowa, Joel Lundqvist was tied with Junior Lessard with a team-leading 24 points – including a team-high 14 assists. Dallas selected him with its third pick in the 2000 entry draft.

The only other identical twins in the NHL are Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks.