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Thomas Vanek signs 1-year deal with Red Wings

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DETROIT – Forward Thomas Vanek has signed a 1-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

Contract details are unclear. 

Vanek, 32, was a 5th overall pick back in 2003. In 817 NHL game he has 649 points. 

He has spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Wild. The right wing scored 18 goals and 23 assists in 74 games played this past season with the Wild. 

The Wild just bought out the rest of Vanek's contract, making him available in free agency. 


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