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H. Sedin faces Hodgson in Play of the Year Showdown

TSN.ca Staff

5/14/2013 11:55:13 AM

TSN.ca's 2013 Play of the Year Showdown moves along with an outstanding play by a pair of Swedish twins and a skillful individual deke-a-thon from their former teammate, Cody Hodgson. Do either of these great plays have what it takes to be this year's POY Champion?
 
Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks gets this POY entry started by setting up his brother Daniel with a very unique pass, allowing Daniel to get the puck behind the Red Wings defender and deposit the puck in the net. But it isn't the goal that impresses us, but rather the play that Henrik makes to get his brother the puck, truly a worthy POY nomination.

Former Canuck and current Buffalo Sabre, Cody Hodgson shows off some fancy stick-work, clever thinking and great hands with his POY candidate. Hodgson cruises with the puck from the neutral zone to the net, dodging player after player, making his opponents looks like pylons in a skating drill. An incredible individual effort and a solid choice for our POY Showdown.
 
You can watch the highlights and make your decision here (http://poy.tsn.ca). Every vote counts so watch all the plays and take part in the TSN.ca Play of the Year Showdown.
 
Player facts:

- Hodgson was a member of Canada's 2009 World Junior team that captured a gold medal.  Hodgson also holds several Brampton Battalian franchise records; longest point streak (23 games), most playoff goals (20), most playoff assists (30) and most playoff points (50).

- From the 2009-10 to the end of the 2011-2012 season, Henrik led all NHL players in assists (83, 75, 67), he also led the NHL in total points in 2009-10. On top of all that, he is the Vancouver Canucks' franchise record holder for all-time assists, points in one season and all-time scoring leader.

Fun facts:

- Hodgson loves to play chess, and thanks to his love for country music, claims that Nashville is his favourite hockey city to visit.

- In 2010, Henrik and his wife made a substantial donation of $1.5 million to the BC Children's Hospital, saying it was something they had wanted to do since the birth of their first son.