It took until the end of July, but there is finally some positive news from the Red Wings Off-Season
It was announced today that Tomas Tatar and the Detroit Red Wings agreed on a three-year contract
Tatar, is slowly becoming a fan favorite in Detroit.
The former 2nd round pick in the 2009 NHL draft is 23 years young finished his 1st full NHL season last year. He was sixth among Red Wings with 39 points, 2nd in goals with 19.
Tatar also played for his home country of Slovakia in the Olympics back in February.
Prior to last season Tatar was with the AHL Grand Rapid Griffins and played in all 24 playoff games in their Calder Cup run and won the Jack A Butterfield award for Most Valuable Player.
The Red Wings have failed to make even the smallest splash this off-season, so signing Tatar was very high on their to do list.
Players like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg can without a doubt can still play at a very high level. But there is no denying it, they are getting older and won’t play forever. Which makes players like Tatar, very valuable.
With Tomas Tatar locked up, at-lease for the next three seasons the Red Wings must now shift their focus onto resigning Danny Dekeyser.