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The Sedin twins sign matching four-year contract extensions with Canucks

Daniel, Henrik Sedin sign four-year, $28 million contract extensions with Vancouver Canucks.
Posted By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   Nov. 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM   |   Comments

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Daniel and Henrik Sedin are stuck together for another four years after the twin forwards signed matching four-year, $28 million contract extensions with the Vancouver Canucks.

The Swedish brothers, 33, are in their final season of five-year, $30.5 million contracts and would have become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season had they not re-signed, NHL.com reported.

"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. "It says a lot about this organization. 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 is the team's captain and is the franchise's all-time leader in points at 810, assists at 625, plus/minus at plus-209 and consecutive games played at 644. Daniel is an alternate captain and is the franchise leader in game-winning goals with 64 and 10 overtime goals, and is second in franchise history in scoring with 773 points.

"We want to win, that's the bottom line," Daniel said. "You realize when you get older your chances are getting slimmer and slimmer. We want to have a good team around us and we have a chance to have a good team around us for a lot of years. That's really important to us, that's the one thing we are looking for, that Stanley Cup."
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