Vancouver, BC, Canada (4E Sports) – The Vancouver Canucks have signed 33-year-old twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin to four-year contract extensions worth $28.5 million for each.
The Sedin twins, 33, are in the final season of five-year, $30.5 million contracts and would have become unrestricted free agents in July 2014.
The contracts will keep them with the team that drafted them second and third overall in 1999 through the 2017-18 season.
“We expected to be on different teams when we got drafted and now we’re sitting here 14 years later on the same team and that’s unheard of,” Henrik said. “There have been a lot of times they could have maybe gone in a different direction, but they didn’t and we are very fortunate to be here.”
Henrik won the Hart Trophy and Art Ross Trophy in 2010 after a career-high 112 points. Daniel won the Art Ross with a career-high 104 points in 2011 and was a finalist for the Hart.
Both are also thriving with increased minutes and added penalty kill duties under Tortorella.
Henrik Sedin leads the NHL with 15 assists and is tied for second with 18 points.
He is the captain of the Canucks and holds franchise records for points with 792, assists with 610, plus/minus at plus-200 and consecutive games played with 629.
Daniel Sedin is tied for seventh in the league with 15 points and ranks second in franchise history with 773 points.
The twins have the uncanny ability to find each other off the rush and while cycling the puck.