The Detroit Red Wings have secured their captain for the long term as they reached a contract extension agreement with Dylan Larkin. The deal, worth 8 years and 8.7 million dollars annually (69.6 million in total), was announced after weeks of speculation and negotiation. Despite the Red Wings’ push towards the playoffs, both Larkin and GM Steve Yzerman were able to focus on securing the future of the team’s cornerstone player. Larkin has been having a career-best season, with 22 goals and 35 assists in 59 games.
Larkin’s extension came just days after signing defenseman Olli Maatta and Jake Walman to deals, ensuring that they will be part of the Red Wings’ plans for the foreseeable future. With the young talent the Red Wings have been able to acquire through the draft in recent years, these signings signal the team’s commitment to building a strong foundation for success in the coming years.
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