Wings Sign Rasmussen to Contract Extension


The Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of pending restricted free agent forward Michael Rasmussen to a three-year deal on Thursday.

Financial terms were not officially announced, of course, but PuckPedia reports the deal carries a $1.46 million salary cap hit.

This looks like a solid deal to me.  Rasmussen was one of the Wings’ better players late in the season but he has yet to fully prove himself.  This deal gives him a raise but not so much of one that the Wings will be weighed down by it if he doesn’t continue to grow as a player, and he will still be an RFA at its expiration.

With Rasmussen signed, the Red Wings are up tosix forwards from last season’s roster under contract.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site’s design and development.

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