David Perron sends message to Red Wings on the way out.
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David Perron sends message to Red Wings on the way out.

David Perron had a message for the Detroit Red Wings as he moves on to a new team as a free agent.

Jonathan Larivee

The Detroit Red Wings were active early in free agency this summer but with a number of moves from general manager Steve Yzerman there also had to come a number of roster casualties as well.

Among those was the loss of veteran forward David Perron who has now signed a 2 year deal at an average annual value and salary cap hit of $4 million per season with division rival the Ottawa Senators. That means that, although Perron will no longer be playing for the Red Wings, he will still make the trip to Little Caesars Arena every single season.

On Saturday night, Perron took a moment out of his day to send a message to the organization that he played for over the last two seasons, thanking them and their staff for welcoming him and his family to the state of Michigan with open arms.

"Thank you [Detroit Red Wings] for the last 2 years!" wrote Perron on Saturday night. "I really enjoyed getting to know Michigan from Traverse City to Grand Rapids to Detroit and many little cities in between! You made my family feel at home instantly! Thank you to the organization and very special staff members and my teammates who I enjoyed going to work with every single day! I hope I had a little part in the success coming to the organization in the coming years."

Unfortunately the Red Wings failed to make the playoffs in both seasons that Perron played for them, but he did appear in all but 6 regular season games for the Red Wings over the course of his 2 year contract with the team. Perron finishes his time in Detroit with 158 games under his belt, scoring 41 goals and adding 62 assists for a total of 103 points over his two seasons with the Red Wings.