Red Wings sign goaltender to Thomas Greiss to two-year deal

Thomas Greiss
Posted at 2:13 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 14:13:34-04

(WXYZ) — The Red Wings have their new tandem in net.

Thomas Greiss agreed to a two-year deal with Detroit, taking Jimmy Howard's spot with Jonathan Bernier.

The 34-year-old, German-born goaltender played the last five seasons with the Islanders after starting his career with the Sharks, Coyotes, then Penguins.

Greiss had a 2.74 goals against average and .913 save percentage last season, going 16-9-4.

The contract is worth $7.2 million ($3.6 AAV), Elliotte Friedman reports. He added the deal is frontloaded, with a $2.8 million hit in 2020-21, $4.4 million hit in 2021-22.