As reported first by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Quincey on a two-year contract on Wednesday.
As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not officially announced. The Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports it’s a $7.55 million deal, which would give him a cap hit of $3.775 million.
Quincey had been set to go to arbitration with the team over a contract for next season. The hearing was scheduled for July 25. With the new deal, the two sides avoid the arbitration process.
The Red Wings acquired Quincey in a three-team deal with the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning on February 21. Quincey had originally been drafted by the Wings but was lost to the Los Angeles Kings on waivers in 2008. He was traded to the Avalanche on July 3, 2009.
In 18 games to close out the season with the Red Wings, Quincey had two goals and an assist with 29 penalty minutes. He added two assists and and six penalty minutes in five playoff games.
In his 257-game NHL career, Quincey has 18 goals, 77 assists and 250 penalty minutes.