The Detroit Red Wings signed Tomas Jurco to a two-year deal on Friday. The financial terms have not been revealed just yet.
Update: It looks like the deal is for $1.8 million, or $900K per season:
The 22-year-old suffered from some tough luck this past season.
For one thing, he dealt with injuries, but the bounces really didn’t go his way. Just 3.3 percent of his 92 shots on goal ended up in the net, so a disappointing total of three goals and 18 points in 63 games comes in part thanks to unfortunate breaks.
After all, the 22-year-old managed 15 points in just 36 games in his debut run of 2013-14, and his shooting percent was more-or-less average at 10.4.
Detroit’s cap situation is pretty snug at the moment, so we’ll see how his contract affects the Red Wings once details surface.
The Detroit Red Wings have reached a one-year deal with winger Teemu Pulkkinen, the club announced today.
Financial terms of the contract were not released.
Pulkkinen, 23, split last season between the NHL, where he had five goals in 31 games for the Wings, and the AHL, where he had 34 goals (the most in the AHL) in 46 games for Grand Rapids and was named to the league’s first all-star team.
With Pulkkinen and Gustav Nyquist signed, forward Tomas Jurco remains as the Wings’ lone restricted free agent.
Detroit drafted Pulkkinen 111th overall in 2010. The hope now is that he can take what he’s done in the AHL and start doing it regularly in the NHL.
The Red Wings made a big splash on Friday, signing forward Gustav Nyquist to a four-year contract extension worth $19 million.
“We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” Detroit GM Ken Holland said in a statement. “He’s quickly become an important part of our team, and is a critical piece to the Red Wings’ future.
“He is just now entering the prime of his career.”
Per War On Ice, the deal carries a $4.75 million average annual cap hit, and Nyquist receives a full no-trade clause in the third and fourth years of the deal. Financially speaking, it’s a nice pay bump for the Swedish sniper, who was pulling down an average of $950,000 per year on his old deal.
Nyquist certainly deserves the raise.
He’s been Detroit’s most consistent scorer over the last two seasons, leading the team in goals (a combined 55 in ’13-14 and ’14-15.) This year, he finished third in the NHL with 14 power-play markers, pacing a Red Wings PP that led the league with 70 goals on the man advantage.
With this new deal, the 25-year-old becomes the third highest-paid forward in Detroit, behind Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Nyquist, along with Zetterberg and Johan Franzen, is also one of just three forwards inked beyond 2017.
With this deal done, Holland will now turn his focus to his other two remaining RFAs: Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen.