The Detroit Red Wings are continuing with a pretty good offseason thus far.
According to an announcement made via the team's official website, the Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Troy Stecher have come to terms on a two year deal. The Red Wings did not report the financial terms of that deal, however it has been widely reported that the contract is worth $3.4 million which works out to an average annual value of $1.7 million.
Stecher became a free agent this offseason when the Vancouver Canucks failed to make him a qualifying offer. The 26 year old defenseman was an undrafted prospect out of the University of North Dakota but has spent the last 4 seasons of his career in the NHL as a member of the Canucks organization. In this most recent and shortened season he appeared in 69 games for the Canucks, recording 5 goals and 12 assists for a total of 17 points and finished the season with a plus minus rating of +10.
It's a solid signing for the Red Wings and it comes at a very reasonable number as well in what is starting to look like a very shrewd and successful offseason for Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman.
Earlier today the Red Wings also announced the singing of a new goaltender with the addition of veteran Thomas Greiss.