Detroit Red Wings Sign Forward to Extension

Red Wings Prospect Check In

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off claiming their second straight win with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Seattle Kraken yesterday afternoon. Alex Lyon once again stood on his head stopping 38 of the 41 Kraken shots to help lead Detroit. The Red Wings also saw goals from Moritz Seider, Lucas Raymond, Daniel Sprong, and the overtime winner from Ben Chiarot. Today they followed up that victory by signing forward Michael Rasmussen to a four-year contract extension at $3.2 million AAV.

Michael Rasmussen By The Numbers 

The Red Wings drafted Rasmussen with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 4, 2018, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, he recorded his first point on October 8, 2018, against the Anaheim Ducks and scored his first goal on October 30, 2018, against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He is currently in his fifth season with the Red Wings and to this point, he has played in 293 games and he has 109 points on 47 goals and 62 assists. Last season was his breakout season, it may not show on the stat sheet but his play when on the ice showed that he was a presence with his big frame standing at 6-6 and 220 lbs to put him in front of the net cause a blocking to the opposing goalie. He ended up being injured last season and only played in 56 games but recorded 29 points on ten goals and 19 assists. This season he has played in all 55 games for Detroit and he has 23 points coming on 11 goals and 12 assists; most recently he has slid up into the top line playing with Dylan Larkin and Alex DeBrincat and that has been over the last two games in which the Red Wings have won both of those games.

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Bottom Line: Detroit Building It’s Core

All offseason Red Wings General Manager Steve Yzerman had talked about finding players that could be a part of a core to help get Detroit to gain consistency in making the playoffs and continuously be in the Stanley Cup conversation like they used to be in the 90’s and early 2000s. Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Larkin had already been signed to extensions and now Rasmussen is a part of that which likely will mean that the next two names to watch will be Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider.


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