DETROIT -- Daniel Cleary's new one-year contract with the Red Wings has created a tsunami-like effect among fans.
A constant wave of criticism has painted Cleary as everything that's wrong with this franchise in transition.
Without question, Cleary's numbers have fallen off drastically. Over the course of the last two seasons, he's had just 23 points and was a minus-17 in 100 games...
Dan Cleary gets doused by ice-cold water from multiple angles after challenging Kris Draper, Matthew Stafford and Henrik Zetterberg.
Stafford accepted today and challenged Clayton Kershaw, Jim Bob Cooter and Dominic Raiola.
Stafford took the ALS ice bucket challenge today. pic.twitter.com/wHyWow2Zep
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 16, 2014
Video of Stafford’s is here...
The Red Wings are bringing back forward Dan Cleary on a one-year deal according to the team’s official Twitter page. Per club policy, details on the contract will not be disclosed however Cleary did have a previous cap hit of around $1.7M last years.
UPDATE: The #RedWings have re-signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year deal.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 10, 2014
Tags: Dan ClearySimon GagneAlong with the announcement over the weekend that veteran defenseman Hal Gill had been signed to a professional tryout contract for the upcoming training camp, there had been rumors as to whether the Philadelphia Flyers were also going to bring in veteran forward Dan Cleary on the same type of contract.