Jonathan Ericsson contract Extension with Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings has signed defenseman Jonathan Ericsson for a $25.5 million announced by team officials on Wednesday.

The 29-year old Jonathan Ericsson has signed six-year contract on Wednesday Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland insists it will be a tough chance to lose in free agency and they did not want to lose Jonathan Ericsson. He added they have already lost Nick Lidstrom, Brian Rafalski and Brad Stuart.

Detroit Red Wings has drafted Jonathan Ericsson on last pick in the 2002 NHL draft, where he was 291st overall pick and he had played in 292 games so far from his NHL debut in the NHL league during 2007-08 seasons. He had averaged with a 20-plus minutes every game in last season for the first time in his career.

Ericsson has made 14 goals, 62 points and a plus-14 rating before entering Wednesday night’s game against Boston Bruins from past seven NHL seasons. Ericsson has five goals and 16 points in 64 postseason games and he had 13 points in 45 games in 2012 season during the lockout-shortened slate. Ericsson has been playing his third and final season of a three-year contract, which he was signed in the summer of 2011.

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