36-Year-Old Left Wing – Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $28 million extension with the Canucks in November of 2013.
Sedin picked up a goal at even strength on top of a power-play helper in Thursday night's 3-0 road victory against the Blue Jackets.
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After both he and brother Henrik saw a massive scoring decline the year before -- Daniel managed just 47 points in 2013-14 -- Sedin rebounded in a big way last season, notching 76 points, good for eighth in the NHL. The 34-year-old actually outproduced his brother in assists, dishing out a whopping 56 – good for third in the NHL. While his goal total has fallen off significantly after he struck 41 times in 2010-11, Sedin remains an elite point producer and one of the most consistent, reliable fantasy assets around. The addition of a legitimate 30-goal man in Radim Vrbata gave a big boost to the Sedin twins at even strength and on the man advantage alike, helping Daniel rack up 21 power-play helpers in 2014-15. Sedin has recorded at least 220 shots on goal in each of his last eight full seasons, and he should be a very productive fantasy player once again as he and his brother continue in their roles as the twin faces of the franchise.
Much like brother Henrik, Daniel had an awful 2013-2014 campaign. His 16 goals and 47 points were a far cry from the point-per-game game pace we have grown accustomed to seeing from the 33-year-old winger, and it was just the second time in 10 years that he failed to reach the 50-point mark. Sedin saw almost all his numbers tail off last season, including his shooting percentage, which dropped to a career-low 7.1 percent. Daniel is only four years removed from a 41-goal, 104-point season and still possess all the tools to be an elite fantasy player. With the offseason addition of former 35-goal scorer Radim Vrbata and a new coach in Willie Desjardins, the Canucks and the Sedins are expected to bounce back this upcoming season. Ninety points now seem out of the question for this talented Swede, but it’s fair to assume Sedin could put up 30 goals and land in the 60-to-70 point range in 2014-15.
During his age 32 season, Sedin was once again a productive fantasy option, netting 12 goals and dishing out 28 assists with a plus-12 rating in 47 games. While those numbers are still solid, they're quite a bit off the 104-point effort he put up during his MVP-winning season in 2010-11. Prospective fantasy owners shouldn’t expect Sedin to revert back to his lone 100-point season form, but they shouldn't be too worried about Sedin’s stats starting to tail off much. His drop in goal scoring was tied to a somewhat fluky .087 shooting percentage. Sedin has hovered around .123 percent for most of his career, so he should bounce back in that area and start to find the back of the net with more regularity again soon. And the familiarity of Sedin lining up next to his playmaking-maestro twin brother also helps alleviate concerns of a continued drop off. Sedin remains an elite option at left wing and should be snatched up without hesitation if any owners allow him to drop because of last year’s performance.
While he didn’t put up MVP-caliber numbers, Daniel had another stellar campaign in 2011-12. He finished with 67 points (30 G, 37 A) while sporting a plus-14 rating in 72 games. The 32-year-old winger also continued to be a force on the power play, finishing with 10 goals and 15 assists with the man advantage. The only cause for concern heading into the 2012-13 campaign is the concussion injury that sidelined him for the final 12 games of the regular season stemming from a hit by Chicago's Duncan Keith. Despite the injury, Daniel did manage to return for the final two games of Vancouver's first-round playoff loss to Los Angeles. He played well in his two playoff appearances and the Canucks haven’t reported any complications since, so he should be good to go for the start of camp. Monitor Daniel's concussion status prior to your drafts, but, he has had plenty of time this offseason to get his health right and be one of the top point producers in the league once again.
One year after watching his brother Henrik Sedin take home the Hart Trophy, Daniel put together an MVP-caliber season of his own, finishing first in the NHL in scoring with 104 points (41 G, 63 A). He lost out on winning a Hart Trophy of his own, but Sedin still managed to earn fantasy MVP for most squads that were smart enough to draft him last year. At 31 years old, he is in the prime of his career and should once again lead the Canucks’ offensive attack alongside his twin brother.
Despite missing over a month of action at the beginning of the season with an ankle injury, Sedin was able to eclipse the 80-point threshold for the third time in four seasons, finishing with 29 goals and 56 points in 63 games. As a point-per-game player, he’s an elite option at left wing and the Canucks’ primary goal scorer. He’ll be well worth the early-round investment once again this season.
For the third consecutive season, Sedin led the Canucks in goals, notching 31 while playing in all 82 games. He was a bit more aggressive on the offensive end, putting up a career-high 285 shots on net. While not quite on par with his brother Henrik on the playmaking side of the puck, Daniel still manages to rack up his fair share of helpers, including a career-best 51 assists last season. At 29, Sedin is in the prime of his career and one of the better bets in the league to post 70-plus points each year.
Sedin has led the Canucks in goals each of the past two seasons, tickling the twine 65 times during that span. He should continue to be the top scorer on the team and should benefit from Bernier's arrival as well. With a lack of other options, the Canucks will rely on Sedin more heavily this season for power-play production.
Daniel benefits from playing with his twin brother, Henrik. They know each other so well that some passes seem to come out of nowhere and surprise everyone in the building except maybe those two. Last season could very well be Daniel's ceiling, but what a ceiling that is. He is a top pick in most fantasy formats and he will continue to produce a point per game pace, with an emphasis on goals.
Daniel is set to beat the career highs he set last season as his role expands even further this season. He could top 30 goals and near 85 total points and should be on everyone's radar. If you want him for your fantasy squad, you may have to reach a bit.
Daniel is the goal scorer of the Sedin twins. He has good instincts but needs to play with more confidence. Tends to disappear when the game turns physical. His game is improving, as evidenced by his 54 point for Vancouver in 2003-04, and a 33 point season (in 49 games) for MoDo of the Swedish Elite League in 2004-05. He seems ready to take his game to the next level, so we'll say a 60 to 70 point season is in reach.