Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced this afternoon via the Vancouver Canucks official website that the team has re-signed center Henrik Sedin and left wing Daniel Sedin to four-year contracts that will see them stay in Vancouver through the 2017-18 season
He also went on to admire them for their work both within in the organization as well as the community.
Daniel and Henrik are exemplary leaders, teammates and humanitarians and we’re very pleased to have them as part of our team for the long-term,” said Gillis. “Few players in the history of this club have had more significant roles in contributing to the success of this team and to our community and we look forward to many more years with their positive influence leading the way.”
The Sedins are currently in the final season of their matching five-year, $30.5 million contracts. They were due to become unrestricted free agents in July of 2014.
Good thing the organization is on top of things. I can think of quite a few teams that could use a powerhouse forward duo like the Sedins.
According to NHL.com, the financial details of their contracts were not revealed; however, according to multiple media sources, the contracts are expected to be valued at around $28 million to each sibling.
Henrik, the team’s captain, currently leads the team in points. He has 3 goals and 15 assists for a total of 18 points. Right behind him is his brother Daniel with 6 goals and 9 assists for a total of 15 points.
So far this season, both brothers are on the plus side of the player ratings. Henrik has a plus-9 while Daniel has a plus-6.
Here you can watch as the Sedin twins seal the deal for the next 4 years in Vancouver.
Both Sedins were drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft; Daniel was 2nd overall and Henrik was 3rd overall.
The 33-year-old twins have spent their entire now 13-year NHL careers as Canucks, and from the looks of things, they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.