Vrana agrees to three-year contract with Red Wings, avoids arbitration


Jakub Vrana agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Financial terms were not revealed.

The 25-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Vrana scored 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) in 50 games for the Red Wings and Washington Capitals last season, including 11 points (eight goals, three assists) in 11 games after he was traded to Detroit on April 12 for forward Anthony Mantha.

Vrana scored four goals in a 7-3 win against the Dallas Stars on April 22, his fourth game with the Red Wings.

Selected by Washington in the first round (No. 13) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Vrana has scored 168 points (84 goals, 84 assists) in 295 regular-season games with the Red Wings and Capitals and eight points (three goals, five assists) in 38 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Vrana won the Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018.

Forward Adam Erne, who is a restricted free agent, has a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 21.

Forward Tyler Bertuzzi who was a restricted free agent, signed a two-year contract with the Red Wings on July 31. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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