Red Wings snag Chiarot on 4-year pact

Posted: 15/07/2022 in NHL
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The Detroit Red Wings continued to dip into the free-agent pool Wednesday, landing defenseman Ben Chiarot on a four-year agreement with an average annual value of $4.75 million.

Chiarot collected eight points in 20 regular-season games for the Florida Panthers down the stretch after they acquired him in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens. He collected 18 points in 54 contests for the Habs in 2021-22 before the deal.

The 31-year-old played two-plus campaigns with the Canadiens, who signed him as a free agent in July 2019. Chiarot played his first six seasons with the Winnipeg Jets franchise, which drafted him 120th overall in 2009 when it was the Atlanta Thrashers.

Detroit brought versatile forward Andrew Copp aboard on a five-year deal earlier in the day. The Wings also inked forward Dominik Kubalik to a two-year contract.

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