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The Red Wings re-signed Anthony Mantha to a two-year, $6.6M ($3.3M AAV) contract.

Mantha is coming off of his best season as a pro, scoring 24 goals with 24 assists (48 points) in 80 games. The 23-year-old, former first-round pick has 30-30 potential and is a key part of the Red Wings’ future and rebuild. Mantha is locked into a top-6 spot in Detroit and graded out as the No.31 RW in the NHL—meaning he is a low-end first-liner/high-end second-liner as he enters his third NHL season.

Source: Ted Kulfan 07/12/18, 9:55 am EST

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The Red Wings signed Filip Zadina to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Zadina, who surprisingly fell to the Red Wings at No.6 in this year’s draft, has a great chance to make the team this fall. Zadina dazzled during the Red Wings’ development camp and is coming off of a 44 goal, 38 assist (82 points) season with the Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL). The Czech sniper is one of the players from this year’s draft class that has a real shot at making the NHL right away.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 07/9/18, 11:56 am EST

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The Red Wings have signed Thomas Vanek to a one-year deal worth $3M.

Vanek returns to the Red Wings after spending last year with the Canucks and Blue Jackets. In his first go-around with the Red Wings, Vanek had 38 points (15G / 23A) in 48 games before being traded to the Panthers. He is coming off of a year in which he had 24 goals and 32 assists (56 points) in 80 games. Vanek is a quality middle-6 scoring winger who will likely be dealt again at next year’s deadline.

Source: Stephen Whyno 07/2/18, 5:42 pm EST

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The Red Wings have signed Jonathan Bernier to a three-year deal worth $9M ($3.0M AAV).

Following a one-year stint with the Avalanche, Bernier signs with the Red Wings, where he will fight with Jimmy Howard for playing time. The 29-year-old had a solid season in Colorado, going 19-13-3 with a 2.85 GAA, .913 SV% and two shutouts in 37 games.

Source: Stephen Whyno 07/2/18, 5:39 pm EST

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The Red Wings have signed Martin Frk to a one-year contract extension worth $1.05M.

The Red Wings weren’t expected to bring Frk back originally, but he signed on for one more season. Frk has a great shot and is a weapon on the power-play. The 24-year-old scored 11 goals with 14 assists (25 points) in a career-high 68 games with the Red Wings in 2018. He figures to play in the Red Wings’ bottom-6 in 2019 with a lot of PP exposure.

Source: Ansar Khan 06/26/18, 8:50 am EST

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The Red Wings have signed Tyler Bertuzzi to a two-year, $2.4M ($1.2M AAV) contract extension.

Bertuzzi appeared in a career-high 48 games with the Red Wings in 2018, collecting seven goals and 17 assists (24 points) in 48 games. Including the playoffs, Bertuzzi has scored 28 goals with 42 assists (70 points) in his last 83 AHL games. The 23-year-old will be a full-time NHLer in 2019 and could play in the Red Wings’ top-6.

Source: Ansar Khan 06/26/18, 8:46 am EST

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The Red Wings select Filip Zadina with the No.6 overall pick.

Zadina came over to North America this year and finished third in QMJHL scoring (44) and tied for seventh in points (82)—leading all rookies in both categories. Zadina is an elite goal-scoring prospect but also has adept playmaking abilities. He was the best player on every team he played on this season and brings a well-rounded game to the Red Wings.

Source: Eric Engels 06/22/18, 8:22 pm EST

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