Multiple sources are now reporting that Stephen Weiss has signed with the Detroit Red Wings for a reported 5 years at $4.9 million per season. Stephen Weiss had a choice between the St. Louis Blues and the Wings and chose the newest member of the Eastern Conference.
Weiss scored 145 goals in 11 NHL seasons as a Florida Panther.
Stephen Weiss will see the Florida Panthers again. Now that the Wings have moved to the Eastern Conference, the Panthers are now division rivals.
The $4.9 million dollar contract is bargain for the Red Wings. Weiss was estimated to command upwards of $6 million season. Now the Red Wings can take the extra cap space and focus on signing key unrestricted free agent Damian Brunner.
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