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Red Wings re-sign Nyquist — two years, $1.9 million

Aug 20, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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The final player the Detroit Red Wings had to get under contract is finally in the fold.

The team announced the signing of restricted free agent Gustav Nyquist to a two-year deal. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports the contract is worth a total of $1.9 million, good for a team-friendly cap hit of $950,000.

Nyquist had an opportunity to emerge last season with Detroit and took advantage of it scoring three goals and three assists in 22 games. It was in the playoffs, however, where he made more of an impact with two goals and three assists that included an overtime winner in Game 2 against Anaheim.

Last season, he put up monster numbers in the AHL with Grand Rapids when not in Detroit and was an AHL All-Star. This season, he should get plenty of time to show what he’s got as a full-time NHL player.

Now the Red Wings will have to figure out who amongst their 16 signed forwards stays and who goes as they’ll have to get under the salary cap to start the year.

  1. snipedanglecelly13 - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Awesome signing! Still wish we could’ve kept brunner tho.

    • polegojim - Aug 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

      Great job Mr. Holland!!!

      Brunner will wish he signed w the Wings too – no one to blame but himself. Shoulda fired that agent

  2. phillyphanatic77 - Aug 20, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    They need to give this kid a chance in the top-6, possibly alongside Datsyuk.

  3. endusersolutions2013 - Aug 20, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Not only a cap issue, they are over the roster limit.

  4. lidstrom5 - Aug 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    with 82 games this year I cant see why he will not get a chance to play on the top 2 lines at one point .

  5. lidstrom5 - Aug 20, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    endusersolutions2013 is right …..still .992 under

    • lidstrom5 - Aug 20, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      disregard that …. nhl numbers don’t have Nyquist in the fold yet sorry

  6. LampyB - Aug 20, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Great signing!!

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