Red Wings agree to four-year deal with right wing Gustav Nyquist

Friday July 10th, 2015

The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a four-year contract with right wing Gustav Nyquist, the team announced on Friday.

ESPN reports that the deal is worth $19 million.

“We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” said executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland. “He’s quickly become an important part of our team, and is a critical piece to the Red Wings’ future. He is just now entering the prime of his career.”

Nyquist tallied 27 goals and 27 assists last season, finishing in fourth on the team with 54 points. The 25-year-old has played all four of his NHL seasons in Detroit after being drafted by the Red Wings in 2008.

For his career, Nyquist has recorded 115 points in 15:40 average time on ice. 

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The Red Wings finished 43–25–14 in 2014–15, coming in third in the Atlantic Division.

- Molly Geary

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