After missing out on several other free agent defensemen on Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings brought Kyle Quincey back into the fold with a two-year deal reportedly worth $8.5 million for an annual salary cap hit of $4.25 million.
The deal represents a raise for Quincey, who made $4 million and carried a cap hit of $3.775 during the 2013-14 season.
The Red Wings had been set to part ways with Quincey, looking instead to add a right-handed shot on the blue line. After missing out on Dan Boyle, Matt Niskanen, and Anton Stralman – as well as other left-handers such as Christian Ehrhoff – Detroit circled back to Quincey and made an offer.
Quincey played in all 82 games for the Red Wings last season, scoring four goals and nine assists for 13 total points.
He was originally drafted by Detroit in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Lost on waivers to the Los Angeles Kings at the start of the 2008-09 season, he was reacquired at the 2012 trade deadline for a first-round draft pick.