Sedin twins, Luongo headline 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees
Vancouver Canucks icons Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Roberto Luongo headline the Hockey Hall of Fame's induction Class of 2022.
Daniel Alfredsson and Finnish women's national team star Riikka Sallinen are the other players joining them, while Herb Carnegie has been inducted posthumously as a builder.
The Sedins enter the Hall in their first year of eligibility. The pair spent their entire 17-year careers in Vancouver after being drafted second and third overall in 1999. Henrik is the Canucks' all-time leader in assists (838), points (1,070), and games played (1,330). He won the Hart Trophy and Art Ross in 2010 and is a two-time All-Star.
Daniel is Vancouver's all-time leading goal scorer (393) and won the Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Award in 2011. Both Sedins won gold medals representing Sweden at the 2006 Olympics and the 2013 world championship. Henrik and Daniel formed one of the most prolific duos in NHL history, factoring in on the same goal 743 times. Only Wayne Gretzky and Jarri Kurri (764) connected more.
Luongo is also a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He retired in 2019 after spending time with the Canucks, Florida Panthers, and New York Islanders and currently ranks fourth on the all-time wins list (489). Luongo is a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist and was the runner-up for the Hart Trophy in 2007. He posted a career .919 save percentage and 77 shutouts in the NHL. Luongo is also one of Canada's most successful netminders at the international level, winning gold at the Olympics in 2010 and 2014, the world championships in 2003 and 2004, and the World Cup of Hockey in 2004.
Alfredsson had been eligible for the Hall of Fame since 2017. The longtime Ottawa Senators captain finished his 18-year career with 1,157 points in 1,246 games. He won the Calder Trophy in 1996 and claimed Olympic gold (2006) and silver (2014) medals.
Sallinen played 16 years with Finland's women's team, winning 12 medals across various international tournaments. She was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2010 and became the oldest player in Olympic history to win a medal when she earned a bronze in PyeongChang in 2018.
Carnegie played 10 seasons in the Quebec Senior Hockey League from 1944-54. A Toronto native of Jamaican descent, Carnegie frequently endured racism during his playing career, never reaching the NHL despite putting up terrific numbers in the minors. He made his mark by starting Future Aces, one of Canada's first hockey schools. Carnegie is a member of the Order of Canada and was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
The class of 2022 will officially be inducted in November.