Red Wings pull in Perron on 2-year deal

Posted: 14/07/2022 in NHL
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The Detroit Red Wings made yet another move for an impact player Wednesday, signing David Perron to a two-year contract carrying an average annual value of $4.75 million.

Perron, a 15-year veteran, is coming off a 27-goal, 30-assist season for the St. Louis Blues. The 34-year-old forward had spent the last four campaigns with St. Louis in his third stint with the club.

He’s coming off a four-year pact carrying a $4-million cap hit, which he signed with the Blues in July 2018.

Perron has had some of his best seasons at a point when players typically decline. He needed only 67 games to notch his 57 points in 2021-22, falling one goal short of his career high, which took 78 contests to achieve in 2013-14.

The Quebec-born winger started his career with the Blues in 2007-08 and played his first six seasons with them. He then had relatively brief stints with the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis again, and the Vegas Golden Knights before rejoining the Blues.

The Red Wings made several other splashes Wednesday, bringing in forwards Andrew Copp and Dominik Kubalik as well as defenseman Ben Chiarot.

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