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Red Wings sign defenseman Olli Maatta to 1-year deal

Posted at 12:51 PM, Jul 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-14 09:50:54-04

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Olli Maatta to a one-year contract, the team confirmed on Thursday morning.

It was reported on Thursday that the team was finalizing a deal with Maata.

Maatta, 27, is 6-feet-2, 210 pounds and from Finland. He played the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and scored a goal and had seven assists last season for LA.

He added 61 shots and an average of 18 minutes of ice time and was a +17 when on the ice. Defensively, he had 94 blocked shots and 67 hits last season.

This is the second move the Red Wings have made as free agency kicked off at 12 p.m. Wednesday. Detroit also signed center Andrew Copp to a 5-year deal.