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Red Wings sign F Rasmussen to four-year, $12.8M extension

Michael Rasmussen Detroit Red Wings Michael Rasmussen - The Canadian Press

The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Michael Rasmussen to a four-year, $12.8 million contract extension on Tuesday.

The deal will carry an average annual value of $3.2 million for  Rasmussen, who was scheduled for restricted free agency this summer.

The 24-year-old centre has 11 goals and 23 points in 11 games this season, and is pushing to top his career-highs of 15 goals and 27 points in 2021-22.

Rasmussen was selected ninth overall by the Red Wings in the 2017 draft and made his debut in 2018-19, appearing in 62 games.

In 293 career games, he has 47 goals and 109 points.