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Report: Red Wings re-sign Miller to three-year deal

Jun 14, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

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The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Drew Miller to a three-year contract extension worth $1.35 million per season, reports Josh Rimer.

Miller was a pending unrestricted free agent who had four goals and four assists in 44 games this season while averaging close to 14 minutes per contest, including considerable time on the penalty kill.

The 29-year-old broke his hand late in the season, but returned for Game 2 of the Chicago series and proceeded to score two points in six games — including the game-winning goal in Game 3.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock will be glad to hear Miller re-signed.

“I’m a huge fan of Millsie,” Babcock told MLive.com. “Millsie’s an important part of this team. When he was out, we missed him.”

  1. jacketsfan7 - Jun 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    He’s 29 and has full head of grey hair

  2. tmoore4075 - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Great re-sign for the Wings. Probably means Cleary is gone and maybe a buyout for Samuelsson but Miller is great on the PK and on that 4th line.

  3. bensawesomeness - Jun 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Good Move, excited to see what happens next

  4. hockeydon10 - Jun 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Nice.

    That leaves $10.6M to sign the following players:

    J Andersson RFA
    G Nyquist RFA
    V Filppula FA
    D Cleary FA
    D Brunner FA
    J Kindl RFA
    B Smith RFA
    I White FA

    White’s gone, no question. They’ll likely have to lose someone else, or buyout either Quincy or Colaiacovo.

  5. LampyB - Jun 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Filppula is gone. Shows up to play once in a while, not a performer, not a guy to motivate those around him. Even tootoo plays a better role…

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