The Detroit Red Wings added some offensive firepower to their blue line on Wednesday, signing veteran defenseman Mike Green to a multi-year deal. Green’s deal is considered affordable, as he signed for six million a year for only three years.
Green has spent his entire career with Washington, recording 113 goals and 247 assists in 575 games.
The Detroit Red Wings reeled in what they really needed: A productive right-shooting defenseman. The right winger won the Stanley Cup once with the Carolina Hurricanes and twice with the Los Angeles Kings and took the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs in 2014.
The Wings also have to look towards next season when they’ll need to re-sign Helm, Abdelkader, Sheahan, DeKeyser and Mrazek. But when the Caps didn’t give him a new contract offer following this season, he knew he had played his final game in the nation’s capital.
The club will send prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington, forward Nick Spaling along with a third-round draft pick in 2016 to the Maple Leafs for Kessel, defenseman Tim Erixon and winger Tyler Biggs. The second one came against his ex- team. He’s had seven points (one goal, six assists) and 16 penalty minutes in 68 games with Edmonton, St. Louis and Pittsburgh. Detroit-based business L.S. Brinker served as General Contractor of the 100 percent Michigan Made, Detroit Built project. I think hes still in our plans big time. Im not prepared to wait half the summer. We were very fortunate the Wings called and Im excited to be joining another great organization.. He won the Lady Byng for sportsmanship that same season. He scored 14 points in 23 playoff games with the Blackhawks.
Detroit now has 20 players signed, 12 of which are forwards, for approximately $65 million.