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Henrik Sedin wins Art Ross Trophy

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It was an incredibly exciting finish down the stretch for a couple of teams that didn’t really have much to play for, as Henrik Sedin, Alex Ovechkin and even Sidney Crosby (who made a late charge) battled down to the last game of the season for the NHL scoring lead.

In the end, it was Henrik Sedin who took a commanding lead after a dominating performance on Saturday with four assists. Although Ovechkin had the chance to to catch up earlier today, Sedin was able to hang on for the title.

Gordon McIntyre of The Province has some thoughts from Sedin, after his tremendous season:

“It is a great honour to win this trophy. The names of past winners are many of the players we looked up to growing up in Sweden.”

“Many of my teammates have had career seasons offensively and this trophy is a reflection of our hard work,” Sedin said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity my teammates and the coaching staff gave me to try and win this award. It reflects teamwork and commitment.”

This was certainly a team accomplishment for Sedin, who depended on his teammates to finish off the great plays he was creating. Yet at the same time, there’s no doubt that Sedin was the primary reason for the Canucks’ offensive success and his teammates have him to thank for their great seasons.

Congratulations to Henrik. Is the Hart Trophy next?