Henrik Sedin to captain Sweden at World Cup

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Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin has been named Team Sweden's captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, the Swedish Ice Association announced Monday.

Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg was initially named captain, but after pulling out of the tournament because of a knee issue, Sedin has been deemed the replacement.

Sedin's brother, Daniel, will serve as an alternate captain along with Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.

Last season with the Canucks, Sedin recorded 11 goals and 44 assists in 74 games.

Henrik Sedin to captain Sweden at World Cup
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