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Red Wings add Copp, Chiarot, Kubalik, Perron on multi-year deals

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The Detroit Red Wings made a pair of splashes Wednesday in free agency, signing forward Andrew Copp and defenceman Ben Chiarot to multi-year deals.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Copp to a five-year contract with an AAV of $5.625 million.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports Chiarot is joining Detroit on a four-year deal worth a total $19 million ($4.75 AAV). 

The 27-year-old Copp had a career year in 2021-22, registering 21 goals and 53 points in 72 games split between the Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers.

A fourth-round pick (104th overall) by Winnipeg at the 2013 NHL Draft, Copp spent seven seasons with the Jets before being dealt to the Rangers on March 21, 2022 for Morgan Barron and two draft picks. He has represented Team USA on three occasions, winning gold at the U18s in 2012.

He is coming off a one-year, $3.6 million contract.

The Ann Arbor, Mich., native has 82 goals and 202 points in 483 career NHL games.

David Perron has signed a two-year contract with the Red Wings with an average annual value of $4.75 million. 

The 33-year-old scored 27 goals and had 57 points in 67 games last season with the St. Louis Blues.

A first-round pick (26th overall) by St. Louis at the 2007 NHL Draft, Perron helped the Blues win the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup in 2019. An NHL All-Star in 2020, Perron was claimed in the 2017 Expansion Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights and has had NHL stints with the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks.

He is coming off a four-year, $16 million contract with an average annual value of $4 million.

The Sherbrooke, Que., native has 269 goals and 665 points in 973 career NHL games.

Chiarot, 31, scored nine goals and had 26 points in 74 games last season split between the Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers.

A fourth-round pick (119th overall) by the then-Atlanta Thrashers at the 2009 NHL Draft, Chiarot made his NHL debut with the Winnipeg Jets in 2013-14. He signed as a free agent with the Canadiens in July 2019 and helped the team reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2021.

He is coming off a three-year, $10.5 million contract with an average annual value of $3.5 million.

The Hamilton, Ont., native has 31 goals and 118 points in 489 career NHL games.

Dominik Kubalik has signed a two-year deal with Detroit with an average annual value of $2.5 million. 

The 26-year-old had 15 goals and 32 points in 78 games last season with the Chicago Blackhawks. 

A seventh-round pick (191st overall) by the Los Angeles Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft, Kubalik’s rights were traded to Chicago in January 2019. He was named a finalist for the Calder Trophy alongside Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes in 2020.

Not tendered a qualifying offer from Chicago, Kubalik is coming off a two-year, $7.4 million contract with an average annual value of $3.7 million.

In 202 career NHL games, the Plzen, Czechia native has 62 goals and 116 points.

Meanwhile, the Red Wings also announced a three-year, entry-level deal with forward Marco Kasper on Wednesday.

The team has also added defenceman Olli Maatta on a one-year, $2.25 million contract. 

The 27-year-old had one goal and eight points in 66 games last season with the Los Angeles Kings. 

A first-round pick (22nd overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2012 NHL Draft, he won back-to-back Stanley Cup championships with the Penguins in 2016 and 2017. 

He is coming off a six-year, $24.5 million contract with an average annual value of $4.083 million.