The Sedin Twins ran the Vancouver Marathon on the weekend wearing their classic numbers from their time with the Canucks.
Both twins finished the race in under 3:30. Daniel finished in 3:11:42 and Henrik was just behind him at 3:24:08.
The Twins have long been known for their competitive nature and healthy way of living. They’ve definitely been keeping in shape since retiring from the NHL at the end of the 2017-18 season.
— Vancouver Marathon (@BMOVanMarathon) May 6, 2019
— Andrew Chong (@chongkid) May 5, 2019
While Henrik wasn’t available, Daniel Sedin joined Sportsnet 650 on Tuesday to discuss running the marathon and his future plans.
Sedin stated that he and his brother are enjoying time with the family and like to spend their summers in Sweden. He said that it’s been a year since retirement and they would like to find something in Vancouver.
“We know a lot about hockey. We’ve been around for lots of years. It has to be the right fit.”
When asked about the potential of joining the scouting staff for the Canucks, Daniel hinted that the travel would probably be too much.
“I know the scouts. How much they travel. How much work they put in. So much respect to those guys. The amount of work they put in. That’s the travel part. That’s one thing we’re not really looking forward to doing again.”
“It’s tough to say. We haven’t really thought about it too much.”
The Sedin Twins are very passionate about working with children. They donated $1.5 million to help build a new BC Children’s Hospital in 2010 and it seems that passion hasn’t faded since their retirement.
Daniel and his wife, Marinette, have three children. Henrik and Johanna Sedin have two. Listening to Daniel on Sportsnet 650, it would seem that he would like to continue helping the children in the province of BC.
Daniel also gave praise to the rookie phenom Elias Pettersson and current head coach Travis Green.
“He had such a good season in Sweden so I knew it was possible that he could be good over here. I think he surprised everyone, including me. I also like the way they play. The whole team. It looks like everyone has bought into Travis Green and the coaching staff. That’s the best sign. That everyone is on the same page. That’s the biggest part of being a successful team.”
“They [Canucks] aren’t far off to be honest with you. You add a few players there. It’s a good team.”
The Canucks will be retiring No. 22 and No. 33 next year during the team’s 50th anniversary season.