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Twin Signings: Canucks Give Sedin Twins 4-Year Extensions

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0  Updated at 3:43 pm, November 1st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Vancouver Canucks re-signed Henrik and Daniel Sedin to 4-year contract extensions that will keep the twins with the team through the 2017-18 season, the team announced Friday.

According to ESPN.com, the twins were given matching $28.5 million deals.

“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 President and general manager Mike Gillis said. “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 33-year-old brothers were drafted by the Canucks with the second and third picks of the 1999 NHL Draft.

Henrik is the franchise leader in points with 810 and Daniel is second with 773.

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