The Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of pending restricted free agent forward Michael Rasmussen to a three-year deal on Thursday.
UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today signed center Michael Rasmussen to a three-year contract extension.
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— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 22, 2021
Financial terms were not officially announced, of course, but PuckPedia reports the deal carries a $1.46 million salary cap hit.
This looks like a solid deal to me. Rasmussen was one of the Wings’ better players late in the season but he has yet to fully prove himself. This deal gives him a raise but not so much of one that the Wings will be weighed down by it if he doesn’t continue to grow as a player, and he will still be an RFA at its expiration.
With Rasmussen signed, the Red Wings are up tosix forwards from last season’s roster under contract.