BREAKING: Sedin twins sign matching 4-year extensions
After being drafted with consecutive picks in the 1999 NHL draft, twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin have been inseparable as members of the Vancouver Canucks. The brothers have become the faces of the Canucks franchise over the past 12 seasons. Now the Sedin twins, set to be unrestricted free agents after this season, have agreed to twin extensions with Vancouver.
According to multiple media sources, including Jim Jamieson of The Province and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, the Sedin brothers have agreed to extensions with the Canucks for four years apiece. The deals are reported to have an average annual value of $7 million, giving each brother $28 million in total money over the course of the salary.
The deals would keep the Sedin twins in Canucks uniforms until the end of the 2017-18 season, when the Sedins will be 37 years old. That could be a sign that this will be the last – or one of the last – NHL contracts the brothers sign.
Update: The Canucks posted this video to the team’s Youtube account of Henrik and Daniel signing their extensions. Check it out!
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