Earlier this week Brendan Smith filed for the salary arbitration against Detroit Red Wings. To avoid arbitration hearing Red Wings agreed to terms with restricted free agent Brenden Smith and signed on a two-year contract.
Reportedly the deal value is $2.525 million and Smith earns $1.25 million in 2013-14 season and $1.275million in 2014-15.
The 24 year-old Smith was Red Wings 1st round pick in 2007 NHL Draft. He played 34 games in the last season and recorded 8 points (0g-8a). In 48 regular season games he recorded 15 points (1g-14a).
In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he led the team’s defensemen by posting 2 goals and 3 assists in 14 games. One of his two goals was the winner in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Blackhawks.