Re-signed by Red Wings.

NBC SPORTS: Joe Yerdon reports the Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Niklas Kronwall to a seven-year contract extension. Kronwall was eligible for UFA status next summer. Details to follow…

UPDATE: TSN report the deal is worth an average cap hit of $4.75 million per season. No word if it’s front-or back-loaded.

CapGeek.com has the breakdown, and yes, it’s front-loaded. $4.5 million in the first season, $6 million per for the next three seasons, $5.5 million in season five, $3.5 million in season six, and $1.75 million in season seven. It also has a full NTC through 2016-17, then a modified one for the final two seasons, where he would submit a ten-team trade list.

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2 Responses to Report: Red Wings re-sign Kronwall.

  1. GOWingsGO says:

    Good work Holland. Now we just have to start putting the puck in the net!

  2. Flash in the Pan says:

    Given the recent spike in what players are getting, this seems like a pretty good deal. The guy’s turning into a cornerstone of the franchise.

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