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Henrik Sedin joins 1,000 point club

The 36-year-old reached the milestone scoring against former teammate Roberto Luongo.

Henrik Sedin cemented his place in the record books on Friday night becoming the first player in Vancouver Canucks history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He also became the seventh active player to reach 1,000 points joining Jaromir Jagr, Joe Thornton, Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Patrick Marleau and Alex Ovechkin.

The 36-year-old is the 85th player all-time to reach the milestone and the 38th to do it all with one franchise.

Henrik joined the 1,000-point club at 5:50 of the second period against the Florida Panthers picking up a pass from brother Daniel and beating former teammate Roberto Luongo to tie the game 1-1.

“I didn’t really see what happened after the face-off, but Loui (Eriksson) made a great play over to Eddie (Alex Edler) and I thought Alex was going to give it to me at first, but he threw it over to Danny, cross-ice, tough pass to handle, but he managed to hold on to it,” Henrik said of the play. “I felt the whole way up the ice something good was going to happen.

“Then when I got the breakaway, I didn’t really know what to do. I think Lu thought I was going to go upstairs so it was nice to see it go in.”

Following the goal, Henrik got a congratulatory handshake from Luongo who spent eight seasons with the Canucks.

What did the goaltender tell him?

“Just ‘Congrats’, that’s it. It was very nice of him,” said Henrik.

A reporter noted that the two shared a few words during the pre-game skate at which time Henrik says he prepared the goaltender for what to expect.

“I think I told him I was going to shoot, if we got a 2-on-1, to be prepared,” joked Henrik.

Henrik Sedin becomes just the fourth Swedish-born player to join the 1,000-point club. With the assist on the goal, Daniel Sedin is now just 32 points shy of joining the 1,000-poing club – the brothers would become the first in NHL history to each record 1,000 points.

“Everything was good about it. We got a big win. It was nice to get Alex and Danny to get the helpers – they’ve played for a long time,” said Henrik Sedin. “I think the best part, by far, was the teammates coming out on the ice and celebrating with me. That’s something I will remember forever.

“When I saw my teammates come out on the ice, I lost it a little bit. Very special. If I retired today, that was the most memorable moment for me as a player.”

During a stoppage in play, the Canucks paid tribute to their captain with a video montage.

Congratulations Henrik Sedin, the first player in franchise history with 1,000 points! pic.twitter.com/ksA7JSLXUF

— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) January 21, 2017

Henrik registered his first career NHL point against the Florida Panthers on Oct. 6, 2000. Friday night was his 1,213th career game.

Drafted by the Canucks third overall at the 1999 NHL Draft, Henrik is the franchise leader in games played, points and assists. Sedin has the second most assists in the NHL since making his debut during the 2000-01 season trailing only Thornton. He holds the Canucks single-season record for scoring with 112 points and assists (83) set during the 2009-10 season.

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