Monday, July 09, 2007

Drake signs one-year deal with Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings today announced the team has agreed to contract terms with forward and former St. Louis captain Dallas Drake on a one-year contract.

In keeping with club policy, additional terms of the deal are not available.

Drake, 38, was originally selected by the Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft (sixth round, 116th overall) out of Northern Michigan University and played two seasons for Detroit before being traded to Winnipeg in 1994 with goalie Tim Cheveldae for goalie and Michigan State alum Bob Essensa and defenseman Sergei Bautin.

"We're very pleased to have Dallas join the Red Wings," said Detroit GM Ken Holland. "He's a very physical player who will add grit to our lineup and make our team even more difficult to play against. He's a veteran player and you can never have enough experience and leadership on a team."

In 14 NHL seasons with Detroit, Winnipeg, Phoenix and St. Louis, Drake has appeared in 944 NHL games, tallying 174 goals, 297 assists for 471 points and 844 penalty minutes


At 10:57 AM, Blogger T Balog said...

Bautin! What a fantastic name from the past. What a winner he was.


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