By Chris Mascaro
November 01, 2013

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Daniel (left) and Henrik (center) Sedin have been with the Canucks since 2000. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

They've been connected their whole lives and teammates their entire NHL careers, so why stop now?

On Friday, Henrik and Daniel Sedin signed matching four-year contracts with the Canucks, who they've played for since entering the league in 2000, according to general manager Mike Gillis. The 33-year-old Swedes' deals are worth $28 million apiece, according to

The Sedins are both in the final year of a five-year, $30.5 million deal and would have become unrestricted free agents next July.

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“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,” Gillis said in a statement. "Few players in the history of this club 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.”

Henrik, a center, and Daniel, a left winger, are No. 1 and 2 in scoring for the Canucks (9-5-1), with 18 and 15 points, respectively. Henrik is tied with defenseman Kevin Bieksa for the team lead with a plus-9 rating while Daniel’s six goals are second only to Ryan Kesler’s eight.

Henrik is also the team's captain and holds franchise records for points (792), assists (610), plus/minus (+200) and consecutive games played (629). Daniel is second in scoring with 773 points.

The Canucks play host to the Maple Leafs Saturday night.

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