It will be at least one more year of forwards Adam Erne and Taro Hirose in Detroit. The Red Wings announced Thursday morning that both forwards have signed one-year contract extensions:
The #RedWings today agreed to terms with left wings Adam Erne and Taro Hirose on one-year contract extensions.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 8, 2020
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Financial terms of both contracts have not yet been disclosed.
Update: Capfriendly has Erne at $997,500
The Red Wings acquired Adam Erne, 25, from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. He suited up for 56 games in Detroit last season, putting up five points (2-3—5) before a lower-body injury ended his season.
Hirose, 24, signed with Detroit as a free agent in March of 2019. He’s played 36 games in the NHL since then, putting up 14 points (3-11—14). Hirose has since spent time in Grand Rapids, where he put decent numbers — including 22 assists in 35 contests. Hirose, a former Big Ten Player of the Year, appeared in 106 games for the Michigan State Spartans where he posted 116 points (33-83—116).
In other Red Wings news, the team confirmed early Thursday morning that both Joe Veleno and Moritz Seider have been assigned to the SHL:
Update: The #RedWings have assigned center Joe Veleno to Malmo (SHL) and reassigned defenseman Mortiz Seider from Mannheim (DEL) to Rogle (SHL).— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 8, 2020