Detroit Red Wings sign defenseman Danny DeKeyser to two-year deal

Tuesday September 16th, 2014

The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.

The Red Wings didn't disclose the financial details of the contract, but Aaron Ward of TSN reports the deal is worth a total of $4.375 million. He also reports the contract includes a $500,000 signing bonus.

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The 24-year-old scored four goals and 19 assists in 65 games last season, which was his first full season in the NHL.

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In March 2013, the Red Wings signed free agent DeKeyser to a two-year deal. The defenseman played at Western Michigan University for three years.

DeKeyser led all Red Wings defensemen with a 10 plus/minus rating, which ranked him fourth overall on the team. DeKeyser also finished second on the Red Wings with 116 blocked shots, which placed him third among NHL rookies.

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