DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings finally resigned Kyle Quincey to a two-year deal worth $7.55 million.
Quincey will earn $3.55 million this upcoming season and $4 million in 2013-14.
Quincey new deal is an increase from last season after making $3.25.
With the Red Wings last season, Quincey had two goals, one assist and an even plus-minus rating in 18 games after being flipped to Detroit from Tampa Bay.
By resigning Quincey the Wings didn’t just strengthen their defensive core but they also avoided the excruciating process of salary arbitration.
Quincey filed for salary arbitration earlier this month after the Red Wings couldn't come to an agreement on an extension earlier this month. This would have made him a restricted free agent, meaning he couldn't receive an offer sheet from another team.
Despite his rough transition to the team in the spring, the Red Wings see Quincey as someone who can help on the power play and penalty kill.
With Quincey the Red Wings currently have 6 defenseman, making them still one short of the 7 defenseman they’ll need.
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