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Henrik Sedin

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Status: Vancouver Canucks center

HT: 6-foot-2 WT: 190 pounds

DOB: Sept. 26, 1980 In: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden

Hockey Inspiration: "I have two older brothers."

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "I like golf, going out on the sea and being with family and friends. I like tennis. I play a little bit, but not too much."

Nickname: "None, I guess."

Favorite Movie: "Inside Man."

Musical Tastes: "All kinds of music."

Last Book Read: "I'm reading one right now, it's a Swedish book. You have never heard of it, but it's a criminal story."

Favorite TV Show:
"I usually watch Conan O'Brien, he's my favorite."

First Hockey Memory: "Playing in 30-below, on the outdoor rink, growing up. And freezing your toes off. (You can actually play in that?) Oh yeah. But minus-30 was the limit."

First Job:
"Rowing teacher in summer."

Favorite Website: "I don't really have one. I read Swedish newspapers online when I'm over here."

First Car: "Volvo (silver)."

Current Car: "Range Rover (black)."

Pre-Game Feeling:
"I try to be relaxed, have fun and not take things too seriously. It's important to go out there and have fun."

Favorite Non-Hockey Sport: "Tennis, golf and soccer for sure."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Olympic gold."

Most Painful Moment: "Losing in the Swedish championship, seventh game. At home."

Most Memorable Goal: "My overtime goal two years ago in the playoffs against Dallas."

Closest NHL Friends: "My brother and I are close. Henrik Zetterberg (Red Wings) and Sami Pahlsson (Ducks) are friends as well."

Funniest Players Encountered: "There have been a few. Darcy Hordichuk is definitely one of them."

Toughest Competitors: "The toughest guy to play against is Niklas Lidstrom."

Last Vacation: "I went to Hawaii last year."

Favorite Players To Watch: "Pavel Datsyuk has some amazing moves. Him and Kovalev. Also, Roger Federer, Ronaldo and Tiger Woods."

People Qualities Most Admired:
"People who are nice, down to earth and treat others like they want to be treated."

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