Twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin, goalkeeper Roberto Luongo, striker Daniel Alfredsson, striker Riikka Sallinen and builder Herb Carnegie entered the 2022 Class in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
After being drafted 3rd in the 1999 auction, Henrik Sedin enjoyed a career of 1,330 NHL games, amassing 240 goals and 1,070 points.
Captain of the Canucks since 2010, he won the Art-Ross Trophy and the Hart Trophy in 2009-2010. He added the King-Clancy Trophy to his collection twice, in 2015-16 and 2017-18.
In 17 seasons, he appeared once in the Stanley Cup final, in 2011, when the Canucks lost to the Bruins. Sedin leads the history of Canucks in points, assists (830) and games played (1,330).
41-year-old Sedin represented Sweden at the Junior Hockey World Championships on three occasions, as well as competing in the 2006 and 2010 Olympics. He won gold in 2006 in Turin.
Throughout his career, Henrik Sedin has evolved together with his brother Daniel, enlisted shortly before him in 1999, 2nd in the repechage.
Daniel has 1,041 points (393 goals) in 1,306 NHL games, all also with the Canucks. Daniel was also able to add some personal accolades to his career as he received the Art-Ross Trophy and the Ted-Lindsay Trophy in 2010-2011. He also won the King-Clancy alongside his brother Henrik in 2017-2018.
Like his twin, Daniel Sedin has competed three times in the Junior World Championships. In addition to participating in the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, Daniel Sedin also contributed to Sweden’s 2014 trip, when the country won silver.
Luongo among the great
For his part, Montrealer Roberto Luongo has established himself as one of the most successful goalkeepers in NHL history. His 489 victories make him the 4th most successful goalkeeper, behind Quebecers Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy and Marc-André Fleury.
Chosen in the first round of the New York Islanders in 1997, 4th overall, Luongo played for the Islanders for only 24 games. He was later traded along with Olli Jokinen to the Florida Panthers to Oleg Kvasha and Mark Parrish.
In his first stint under Florida palm trees, Luongo played five seasons before being traded to Vancouver. Alongside the Sedin twins, he spent eight seasons there, before returning to finish 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 of having won gold twice (2010 and 2014) in three Olympic Games appearances with Canada.
He has never won the Vézina Trophy awarded to the best goalkeeper in the NHL, but in the 2006-2007 ballot he came back just behind Martin Brodeur. Luongo won the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2010-2011.
Alfredsson, the image of the senators
The fifth year will finally have been a good one for Daniel Alfredsson, who gets his place in the Hall of Fame. He has been the face of senators for many years, after being drafted into the 6th round by Ottawa in 1994.
Daniel Alfredsson: a concession player
In 1,246 NHL games, he amassed 444 goals and 1,157 points. He wore the Sens colors for much of his career, before moving to the Red Wings for his last season in 2013-2014.
In the history of the Senators, he leads by goals (426), assists (682) and points (1,108) and is second in the games played (1,178), one game behind Chris Phillips.
He won the Calder Trophy in 1995-96, the King Clancy Trophy in 2011-12 and the Mark Messier Trophy in 2012-13. Alfreddson helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup final in 2007. Ottawa lost to the Ducks.
Internationally, Alfredsson has won Olympic gold and silver medals with Sweden. He has participated in the Olympic tournament five times in his career.
Sallinen gets a first
For her part, Riikka Sallinen becomes the first Finnish player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, in her category.
Five new players inducted into the Hall of Fame
He has twice won the bronze medal at the Olympics (1998 and 2018). In 1998 she, in particular, she came first in the scoring of the tournament.
Sallinen has also won seven world medals, one silver and six bronze.
Carnegie among the builders
Finally, Carnegie was born in 1919 in Toronto and is considered “the best black player who has never played in the NHL”.
The son of Jamaican immigrants, he has overcome many obstacles to follow his dream of playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Carnegie played hockey in Quebec for several years, most notably with the Quebec Aces between 1949 and 1953.