The Vancouver Canucks family announced they have hired twins Henrik and Daniel Seiden as special advisors to general manager Jim Benning on Tuesday.
“The intelligence and experience of Henrik and Daniel are exceptional. We have been in touch since their retirement as players. They are hockey students, want to learn, will make a valuable contribution and will strengthen our team. We are thrilled to add their knowledge and passion to our sport,” the CEO said in a statement from his organization.
The Swedes played their entire career with the Canucks, who finished second and third in the 1999 draft.
“We are very grateful to be able to give back to a team that has given us so much,” said former captain Henrik Seiden. The district and the fans are very supportive of the team. Being a member of Canucks was the best time of our lives. It’s an honor to be back and we will do everything we can to learn and contribute to the team’s success.”
“When we retired, we always thought we’d one day want to get involved in the ‘business’ side of hockey,” Daniel Seiden added. There is a lot to learn, but we are excited and ready to seize this opportunity. This team has some of the best young players in the NHL and we want to do everything we can to support the team and achieve our goals.”
Concretely, the twins will participate in the evaluation of amateur and professional players. They will also work in association with the coaches of the Utica Comets, the Canucks School Club of the American Hockey League.
Henrik and Daniel Seiden retired after the 2017-2018 season ended. The former collected 1,070 points (240-830) in 1,330 matches, while the latter collected 1,041 points (393-648) in 1,306 matches.
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