Red Wings: An Early Look at Free Agents Detroit could Target

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Potentially, there are a slew of free agents that could interest the Detroit Red Wings during the next offseason. The fourth offseason of Steve Yzerman‘s tenure as general manager could provide some pieces to complement what he’s begun to build.

Here’s a look at several players that could be on the list, and could be on Detroit’s wish list–should they make it to free agency.

2021-22 Contract: $6,750,000
Age: 28
Position: LW
GP: 56
G: 19
A: 30
PTS: 49

Johnny Gaudreau was Calgary’s 4th round draft pick in 2011.  Prior to turning professional, Gaudreau played three years at Boston College (NCAA).

Gaudreau is entering his 9th season in the NHL and has played his entire NHL career in Calgary.  In 520 regular season games,  Gaudreau has scored 170 goals and 494 points. In 30 playoff games, Gaudreau has scored 19 points.

Prediction:  7 years with an average annual cap hit of $8,500,000

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