The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday that they have signed restricted free agent forward Johan Franzen to a three-year deal. As per club policy, financial terms were not announced.
Franzen appeared in 80 games in 2005-06, his rookie season. He scored twelve goals and added four assists in a checking-line role with the team.
“Johan had a very good rookie season in the NHL,” general manager Ken Holland said. “He was a big part of our penalty killing, provided us with a physical presence and played very well in the playoffs. Moving into his second NHL season and beyond, we’re hopeful he can gain some confidence and increase his contribution in the scoring department as well.”