Red Wings sign Olli Maatta to 2-year, $6 million extension

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Olli Maatta (2) celebrates after his goal with center Andrew Copp (18) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) (Jeffrey T. Barnes, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Olli Maatta to a two-year, $6 million extension to keep him under contract through the 2024-2025 season.

The Red Wings announced the deal on Thursday, two weeks before the NHL trade deadline.

Maatta has five goals and 17 points this season, his first with Detroit, entering Thursday night's game in Calgary. The 28-year-old Finn previously played for Pittsburgh, Chicago and Los Angeles.

He has scored five goals and has 27 points in 85 playoff games, helping the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017.