Daniel Sedin was Vancouver's first choice, 2nd overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. His twin brother Henrik was the second choice of the Canucks, going 3rd overall in the same draft. Daniel played several seasons in Sweden before being drafted to Vancouver along with his brother. While playing on MoDo in Sweden, Henrik and Daniel garnered fame for their uncanny ability to find each other in the middle of nowhere and with their ability to maintain tremendous puck control.
In his rookie season, Daniel Sedin would play 75 games and would score 20 goals, tying him for second in rookie scoring for 2000-2001. He was the first NHL rookie to reach 20 goals in 2000-2001 and became the 12th rookie on the Canucks to meet that mark. His second season wasn't as good, as he would only score 9 goals and add another 23 assists in 79 games. The two following years would see a similar drop off in play before Daniel would bounce back with a good 2005-2006 season. In that season, he scored 22 goals and added 49 assists for 71 points.
The 2006-2007 season would certainly prove to be Daniel's best so far, however, as the young player appeared to finally blossom into an offensive talent worthy of the hype. Whereas previous years saw the focus mainly put on Daniel's ability to hold on to the puck and defer it to other players along with his brother Henrik, 2006-2007 found a more assertive Daniel Sedin as he scored a career-high 36 goals, including 16 of those on the power play, and finished the year with 84 regular season points. He also finished second on the team in plus/minus, tied with his brother Henrik at +19.
With such an offensively successful season under his belt, Daniel Sedin now has all the cards in play to have a great season in this coming year. With a bit more playoff experience under his belt and some confidence, Daniel Sedin could turn into a very powerful player at both ends of the ice.