According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston on Saturday Headlines, the twins hope to play one more season after this one.
“This has been up in there air somewhat entering the season,” Johnston said. “Obviously they reiterated at the start of the year that they only wanted to remain Vancouver Canucks. …
“While there hasn’t been discussions yet with the Canucks about an extension, the belief is they both want to be back for an 18th NHL season.”
Henrik and Daniel, 37, are both in the final year of four-year, $28-million contracts and are set to be unrestricted free agents this summer.
With the Canucks in a rebuild and younger players like Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser taking the mantle as the primary weapons on offence, there was some speculation that this could be the Sedins’ final NHL season.
But both are still finding ways to produce. Henrik entered Saturday’s action third on the team with 32 points (30 of which are assists) while Daniel is fourth on the team with 29 points, including 10 goals.
Originally drafted by the Canucks with the second- and third-overall picks of the 1999 draft, the twins made their NHL debuts during the start of the 2000-01 season.
In 2009-10, Henrik won the NHL’s scoring title with 112 points and also took home the Hart Trophy. After that season, he was named captain of the team.
The following year, Daniel won the Art Ross with a league-leading 104 points and he also took home the Ted Lindsay award, given to the league’s most outstanding player as voted on by the NHLPA.