The Detroit Red Wings formally announced the signing of defenseman Olli Maatta on Thursday, a day after news of the deal broke.
UPDATE: The #RedWings today signed defenseman Olli Maatta to a 1-year contract. pic.twitter.com/WmvCvJv2ql
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 14, 2022
The one-year deal reportedly carries a $2.25 million salary cap hit.
I have to say, I was shocked to learn that Maatta is only 27. It feels like he’s been in the league forever.
Given the one-year term, and the fact that the Wings have a ton of cap space this year, this is a great deal.