Red Wings sign Darren Helm to four-year deal
The Red Wings have secured forward Darren Helm after the two sides agreed on a four-year, $8.5 million deal. This comes as no surprise, as the 25-year-old was a restricted free agent.
Wing’s fans remember how big of a loss it was in the playoffs last season when Helm went down with a knee injury. Helm is a huge part of the penalty kill and his speed is something that the Wings can’t live without.
The 5-11 forward is expected to make a complete recovery for the start of the season.
Helm scored nine goals and 17 assist in the 68 games he played in last season. Helm is a solid third line center behind stars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
Detroit drafted Darren Helm in the 5th round of the 2005 draft.
The Red Wings are expected to make a splash this off-season in the free agent market.
Detroit is expected to make a serious run at defensemen Ryan Suter who could be the replacement to Nicklas Lidstrom.
The Red Wings, unlike recent off-seasons, have money to spend and look for GM Ken Holland to add some star power to this team.