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It is the free agency time of year for the Detroit Pistons and Red Wings but both squads have made moves already.
For the Red Wings, they have a signed a goalie to back up Jimmy Howard. Jonas Gustavsson, who is 27, has agreed to a two contract with the Red Wings. Gustavsson has been in the NHL for three years, all with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last season, he won 17 games and had a 2.92 goals against average. Also signed by the Red Wings was Swiss forward Damien Brunner. Here is what head coach Mike Babcock had to say about him, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Brunner flat out flies,” Babcock told the Free Press. “He can skate and he can score and he’s got high-end skill. He loves to score.”
I believe the Wings made two decent signings. Gustavsson has three years of experience in the league and has proved he can provide solid goaltending. As for Brunner, it seems like he can give you a 20 goal season and everyone would be happy. I feel the Red Wings have started off free agen...
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The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year deal worth $3 million with goalie Jonas Gustavsson, according to TSN. Gustavsson, 27, spent the past three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gustavsson’s signing indicates that the Wings were either … Continue reading →
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year contract with backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson.
Detroit announced the deal Sunday on the first day of NHL free agency.
Gustavsson played for Toronto last season and won a team-high 17 games with a team-low 2.92 goals-against average. He was 39-45 with a 2.98 GAA over three seasons with the Maple Leafs.
The 27-year-old Swede will...
The Red Wings' first step in free agency was not the big name but an insurance signing.
On Sunday, they signed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a two-year deal.
Jimmy Howard is the starter and Joey MacDonald filled in nicely last season when Howard was injured and Ty Conklin faltered. But MacDonald went down with a back injury late in the season and although he expected to be...
According to Sportsnet.ca, the Wings made their first free agent signing of the offseason by tabbing goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a two year deal worth $3 million dollars ($1.5 million annually).
Last season, the “Monster” as he is commonly known as appeared in 42 games for the Leafs going 17-17 with a 4 OT loses and 4 shootout loses. He also compiled a .902 save percentage...
Per Sportsnet’s Mark Spector:
Our @maydayhockey says G Jonas Gustavsson has signed with Detroit.
Sportsnet is reporting 2 years, $1.5 million per season.
Update: the Windsor Star’s Bob Duff confirms.
Former Leafs G Jonas Gustavsson signs 2 year deal with #redwings.
The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a two-year, $3 million contract Sunday and likely will make him the backup to starter Jimmy Howard. Gustavsson posted a 39-45-15 record with a 2.98 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage in three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Sweden native’s negotiating rights were traded last week to the Winnipeg...
The monster has found a new home with the Detroit Red Wings as he has signed a 2 year deal with the Wings. Gustavsson ran into trouble during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs but going to Detroit where we will be the backup behind a great defense and great goalie in Jimmy Howard, this [...]
The Detroit Red Wings' acquisition of free-agent goalie Jonas Gustavsson pretty clearly signaled the team's desire to upgrade from Joey MacDonald Continue reading →
12:35 pm – Red Wings Reportedly sign Free Agent Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson It wasn’t the big splash many fans were hoping for to open up the free agency period, but the Wings have reportedly signed a backup goalie for … Continue reading →
Tick Tock. The waiting is killing me. Not just for Suter / Parise news, but for my power to be restored. Haven't had power since Friday. Life is tough when you live like the Amish. I've been doing my best to follow Twitter (hey, there IS a use for Twitter!) for updates...but all I've been updated on is that no decision is imminent. I don't like the feel...
Here’s a look around the free agent movement around the Central Division. Detroit Red Wings ADDITIONS G Jonas Gustavsson – 2 years, $3.0M ($1.5M cap) F Mikael Samuelsson – 2 years, $6.0M ($3.0M cap) F Jordin Tootoo – 3 years, … Continue reading →