Osgood Returns to Wings


A familiar face will return to the Red Wings crease for the 2005-06 season, as Detroit announced on Monday that they had signed goaltender Chris Osgood. Terms of the contract were not officially announced but the deal is reportedly for one year at $900,000.

Osgood broke into the NHL with the Wings in 1993-94 and helped them claim their second Stanley Cup Championship in as many years in 1998. His 221 wins and 30 shutouts as a Red Wing are second only to Terry Sawchuk in team history.

In his 12-year NHL career, Osgood has 305 wins, 41 shutouts and a 2.44 goals against average. In the playoffs his record is 44-33 and his GAA is 2.22.

Osgood shared the Detroit crease with Tim Cheveldae and Bob Essensa in 1993-94 and with Mike Vernon from 1994-1997 before establishing himself as the full-time starter during Detroit’s Stanley Cup run in 1997-98.

He became the scapegoat for the Wings’ 2001 playoff loss to the Los Angeles Kings and after the team acquired future-Hall-of-Famer Dominik Hasek that summer, Osgood was claimed by the New York Islanders in the waiver draft. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues at the 2003 trade deadline.


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