The identical twins once again have identical contracts, as the Vancouver Canucks announced that Daniel and Henrik Sedin have each agreed to four-year contract extensions. Elliotte Friedman of CBC reports that the agreements will pay each twin $28 million over the span of their contract, which amounts to a $7 million annual average value against the salary cap:
RIGHT NOW: Daniel and Henrik signing four-year contracts through to the end of 2017.18. pic.twitter.com/n7dwD9OOjS— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) November 1, 2013
Both players were entering the final year of a five-year contract that carried a $6.1 million hit against the salary cap, and both would have been unrestricted free agents this summer. As has been the case throughout their careers, the twins have done everything as a tandem, which is rather humorous when stopping to think about.
Going back to their draft year in 1999, Vancouver's manager Brian Burke executed multiple trades in order to select the twins with the No. 2 and No. 3 overall picks. And there they have stayed there since making their debuts in 2005-06.
Some speculated that the twins might look to test unrestricted waters because of the difficulty the two sides had in establishing negotiations during the preseason. That ultimately proved not to be the case. In looking at the deal, the Canucks received favorable terms and salaries considering where the cap is projected to go in future seasons.