Compher signs 5-year, $25.5 million deal with Red Wings

JT Compher signed a five-year, $25.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. The average annual value is $5.1 million.

The 28-year-old forward had an NHL-best 52 points (17 goals, 35 assists) and two points (one goal, one assist) in seven Stanley Cup championships in 82 regular-season games last season for the Colorado Avalanche. playoff games.

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Compher was drafted by the Buffalo Sabers in the second round (#35) of the 2013 NHL Draft and has 194 points (88 goals, 106 assists) in 423 regular-season games for the Avalanche and 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) . in 70 playoff games.

Compher won the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 2022.

The Red Wings also signed on Saturday Klim Kostin a two-year deal ($2 million AAV) and fullback Shayne Gostisbehere on a one-year, $4.125 million contract.

Kostin, a 24-year-old forward traded to the Red Wings from the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, had NHL career highs in goals (11), assists (10) and points (21) in 57 regular-season games this season. . and had five points (three goals, two assists) in 12 playoff games. He could have become a restricted free agent on Saturday.

“Kostin is a big guy (1.80m, 100kg) who can skate well and it looks like he made a step up in Edmonton this year and has a chance to maybe get a bigger chance in Detroit ‘ Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said Thursday.

Kostin was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (#31) of the 2017 NHL Draft and has 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists) in 103 regular-season games for the Oilers and Blues.

Kostin was traded with Striker Kailer Yamamoto to Detroit for future consideration. There were reports on Friday that Yamamoto had been given unconditional waivers to buy out the last year of his contract.

Gostisbehere, a 30-year-old defenseman, had 41 points (13 goals, 28 assists) in 75 regular-season games for the Carolina Hurricanes and Arizona Coyotes last season. He had three assists in 15 playoff games for Carolina.

Justin Holl signed a three-year, $10.2 million contract. The average annual value is $3.4 million. The 31-year-old defenseman had 18 points (two goals, 16 assists) and one assist in six playoff games in 80 regular-season games for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season.

Holl was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (#54) of the 2010 NHL Draft and has 82 points (11 goals, 71 assists) in 285 regular season games for the Maple Leafs and three assists in 25 playoff games.

Daniel Sprong signed a one-year, $2 million deal. The 26-year-old forward had 46 points (21 goals, 25 assists) in 66 games and two points (1 goal, 1 assist) in 10 playoff games for the Seattle Kraken last season. Sprong has 116 points (67 goals, 49 assists) in 268 regular-season games for the Kraken, Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins.

James Reimer signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Saturday. The 35-year-old goaltender had a 12-21-8 record in 43 games (41 starts) with the San Jose Sharks last season with a 3.48 goals against average, an .890 save percentage and three shutouts.

Reimer was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round (#99) of the 2006 NHL Draft. He has a 204-169-61 record with a 2.87 GAA, a .911 save percentage and 28 shutouts in 476 regular-season games (438 starts). for the Sharks, Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Maple Leafs and 5-5 with a 2.70 GAA and a .925 save ratio in 11 Stanley Cup playoff games (10 starts).

The Red Wings also signed Gustav Lindstrom on a one-year, $950,000 contract. The 24-year-old defenseman has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 36 games this season. Lindstrom was selected by Detroit in the second round (#38) of the 2017 draft and has 25 points (two goals, 23 assists) in 128 NHL games.

Detroit (35-37-10) finished sixth in the Atlantic Division and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year. contributor Derek Van Diest contributed to this report

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