Sedin brothers ink deal to remain in Vancouver
AFP/The Local · 2 Jul 2009, 07:19
Published: 02 Jul 2009 07:19 GMT+02:00
A full year of talks led to the deals, each worth $30.5 million, that will keep the duo with the same team they joined the league with in 1999 as the second and third selections in the NHL Draft.
The Canucks and the twins reach the agreement just minutes before the start of the NHL’s free agency period, which would have allowed other interested clubs in the league bid for the two stars.
The Sedins had pitched 12-year deals worth $5.25 million a season while the Canucks countered with five-year deals worth $5.5 million a year for the brothers, who have led Vancouver in scoring for each of the past three seasons.