Canucks name Sedin twins special advisers to GM
The Sedins are back in Vancouver.
"Henrik and Daniel's hockey intellect and experience is exceptional," general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "We've had an open line of communication since they retired as players. They are students of the game, eager to learn, who will make valuable contributions and strengthen our staff."
The Sedins will support Benning in decision-making and organizational strategy. Their work will include player evaluation, development, and communication from the amateur level to the NHL.
"When we retired, we always thought we'd like to be involved in the business side of hockey one day," Daniel said. "There's a lot to learn, but we are excited and ready for the opportunity. This team has some of the best young players in the NHL and we want to do everything we can to support the group and achieve our goals."
Henrik added: "The province and the fans care deeply about this team. As we've said, being part of the Canucks family has been the best time in our lives. It is an honor to be back."
The twins retired in 2018 after spending their entire NHL careers with the Canucks. Henrik is the franchise leader in games played (1,330), assists (830), and points (1,070), while Daniel leads in goals (393).