The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a three-year contract with forward Jakub Vrana.
NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reports the deal is worth $5.25 million each season for the left wing.
DET & Jakub Vrana settle with a 3x$5.25M extension— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 10, 2021
Vrana, 25, became a restricted free agent at the end of the 2020-21 season. He had opted to file for salary arbitration, but the Red Wings have settled the contract ahead of a possible arbitration hearing.
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Vrana was acquired by Detroit as part of a trade in April that sent Anthony Mantha to the Washington Capitals. Mantha’s contract carries an average annual value (AAV) of $5.7 million.
Vrana scored 8 goals and 3 assists for 11 points through 11 games with the Red Wings.
Originally drafted by the Capitals 13th overall in 2014, he enjoyed a surge of points over the past three seasons from the left wing. He had 25 points in 39 games this past season for the Capitals before the trade. He joins a burgeoning offensive core in Detroit with Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Michael Rasmussen, Filip Zadina and Robby Fabbri.
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