The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a one-year contract with Daniel Alfredsson. Detroit got the deal done soon after NHL teams could sign free agents on Friday afternoon. The 40-year-old Alfredsson scored 426 goals and had 1,108 points with the Ottawa Senators, who failed to keep their captain for at least another season. He won the Mark Messier Leadership Award after scoring 10 goals and making 16 assists during the 47-game shortened season. He won the Calder Trophy as the league's rookie of the year in 1996. The Swedish star joins a team with players from his native country, including captain Henrik Zetterberg. Detroit hopes Alfredsson can help the franchise compete for a championship next season when it moves to the Eastern Conference.
The deals were not done
Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland also found a 2nd line center he's been looking for.
The Wings landed former Florida Panthers' Stephen Weiss to a five-year, $4.9-million-dollar deal.
But with the additons also comes the subtractions.
Tampa Bay has agreed to sign free-agent forward Valtteri Filppula to a five-year, $25 million contract, a person familiar with the deal confirms. After scoring 23 goals and finishing with 66 points in 81 games two years ago for Detroit, he managed just nine goals and 17 points in 41 games last season.