Red Wings re-sign defenseman Green to two-year-deal
Mike Green signed a two-year deal with the Red Wings just before he would have become a free agent.
Mike Green will be back with the Red Wings next season.
The Wings have agreed to terms with the veteran defenseman before the start of free agency at noon Sunday, July 1, on a two-year deal with a salary cap hit of $5.375 million per season.
It is a slight salary decrease from the $6 million Green earned annually for the past three seasons after signing with Detroit as a free agent on July 1, 2015.
The Wings value Green, who will turn 33 on Oct. 12, for his offensive ability and right-hand shot.
Green has led Detroit in average ice time per game for the past two seasons and had eight goals and 33 points in 66 games last season. Green was the Red Wings’ All-Star representative, but his season ended on March 22 because of a neck injury (herniated disc) that required surgery in April.
He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
The injury prevented him from being dealt at the trade deadline. Green had waived his no-trade clause to go to Tampa Bay or Washington, where he had played his entire career before signing with Detroit.