Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Lebda signs with Wings through 2010

The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Brett Lebda to a four-year contract.

Terms of the deal are not available.

"Brett was impressive in the time he spent with us last season," said Red Wings general manager Ken Holland. "He possesses the skills I think will help contribute to the success of this organization in the long-term."

Lebda, 24, split time between the Red Wings and its American Hockey League affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins in the 2005-06 season, scoring 12 points (including his first NHL goal on opening night against St. Louis) with a plus-9 rating in 46 games with the Red Wings. Lebda was steady on the blueline during the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs. He played in all six of Detroit's playoff games and averaged 13:08 per game along with a plus-three rating.

The Red Wings originally signed Lebda as a free agent on July 21, 2004, after he played four years for the University of Notre Dame.


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