Red Wings pick up Copp on 5-year contract

Posted: 14/07/2022 in NHL
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Andrew Copp is going home, as the Michigan-born forward is signing with the Detroit Red Wings for five years, the team announced. Copp will earn $5.625 million per season, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports.

Copp finished this past campaign with the New York Rangers, who acquired him from the Winnipeg Jets before the trade deadline.

The 28-year-old became an unrestricted free agent after playing out a one-year deal with a $3.64-million cap hit. Copp earned himself a solid raise after logging 21 goals and 32 assists in 72 contests this past season.

Copp went on to dazzle during the Rangers’ run to the Eastern Conference Final and ranked fifth on the team with 14 points in 20 games while averaging almost 20 minutes per contest.

Lauded for his strong two-way play, New York controlled 57.9% of the shot attempts and 56.4% of the expected goals with Copp on the ice at five-on-five during the regular season, according to Natural Stat Trick.

Selected by the Jets in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, Copp has 202 points in 483 career contests.

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