Vancouver: Daniel and Henrik Sedin signed four-year contract extensions that will keep the high-scoring Swedish twins with the Vancouver Canucks through the 2017-18 NHL season, the team said yesterday.
Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed by the team but local media reports say the 33-year-old brothers, who could have become free agents after the current season, will each earn an average of $7m a season.
“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,” Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis said in a statement.
“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.”
Taken with the second and third overall draft picks by the Canucks in 1999, the Sedins have spent their entire NHL careers in Vancouver. REUTERS