Nov 27, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT
According to MLive, the deal is worth $25.5 million for an average annual cap hit of $4.25 million.
Ericsson, 29, has spent his entire seven-year career in Detroit and is currently in the final season of a three-year, $9.75 million deal signed in 2011.
The Wings’ ninth-round pick (291st overall!) at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Ericsson rose to prominence during the 2009 Stanley Cup run, in which he finished with four goals and eight points over 22 games, averaging 18:44 TOI per night.
While he’s struggled to find that impressive form in subsequent years, Ericsson has remained a fairly steady presence on the Detroit blueline and shouldered an increased load last season, following the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom. Ericsson averaged a career-high 21:19 TOI in ’13, scoring three goals and 13 points in 45 games.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound rearguard has been solid again this season, scoring five points in 15 games despite missing significant time with an upper-body injury. He’s also averaging over 22 minutes per game.
Jul 7, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT
“He’s obviously a great talent.”
Jul 7, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT
In ESPN’s The Body Issue, of course.
Jul 6, 2015, 11:22 PM EDT
“It happened pretty fast. All of a sudden two fingers are not working.”
Jul 6, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT
25-year-old defenseman struggled mightily last season.
Jul 6, 2015, 8:48 PM EDT
Connor McDavid’s running mate in Erie was the OHL’s leading scorer last season.
Jul 6, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT
Quebec City and Las Vegas have already expressed interest.
Jul 6, 2015, 6:08 PM EDT
Russian forward is coming off a solid rookie campaign.
Jul 6, 2015, 5:48 PM EDT
It’s now a crowded crease in Edmonton.
Jul 6, 2015, 5:26 PM EDT
For the third straight year.
Jul 6, 2015, 4:29 PM EDT
That’s him in the blue shirt, standing next to ex-NHL goalie Dan Cloutier… who is 6’1.
Jul 6, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT
Spent last year with Colorado’s AHL affiliate.
Jul 6, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT
Click for all the cap hits.
Jul 6, 2015, 2:17 PM EDT
His Kelowna Rockets went to the 2015 Memorial Cup.
Jul 6, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT
“You basically say, ‘I have no idea what’s going on, but it’s a great place to play and we have great fans and a great stadium.'”
Jul 6, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT
Played 59 games for the Sabres last season.
Jul 6, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT
“He gets to come in and have a heck of a year and put the screws to us.”
Jul 6, 2015, 10:52 AM EDT
They have the arena, but not the potential owner.
Jul 6, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT
Finished with a career-high 18 goals last season in Vancouver.
Jul 6, 2015, 9:58 AM EDT
Can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Jul 6, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT
The 23-year-old could be in line for a significant raise.
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