Shayne Gostisbehere's fate in Detroit reportedly sealed

He's coming off his first season playing in the Motor City.



While next year's version of the Detroit Red Wings that hits the ice will not be the same as the squad that skated off the Bell Centre ice in somber defeat after just missing out on breaking their Stanley Cup Playoff drought, several decisions lay ahead for GM Steve Yzerman regarding who to retain and who to allow to seek other opportunities. 

And while much of the attention will be on the future of Patrick Kane, one particular player who enjoyed a productive first season with the Red Wings is offensive-minded defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. And while the Red Wings had indicated that they'd be open to bringing him back, it appears that his asking price may be too expensive for their liking.

According to NHL Insider Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff, Gostisbehere is reportedly heading to free agency and could command as much as $6 million per year on his next deal, a considerable raise on the $4.125 million he made in 2023-24 in Detroit. 

The Red Wings have several young defensemen in the system who are ready to make the next step, led by Swedish native Simon Edvinsson, who will likely make the team out of Training Camp this fall. In addition, the likes of Albert Johansson and William Wallinder are waiting in the wings. 

In his first and potentially only season with the Red Wings, Gostisbehere tallied 10 goals with 46 assists, and was a key part of the power play. 

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