Detroit Red Wings: Jakub Vrána officially becomes part of future plans

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The Detroit Red Wings offseason continues on, and they have made another announcement regarding the future of their forwards. The organization announced that Jakub Vrána inked a three-year contract with the organization,

The Detroit Red Wings and Vrána were heading to arbitration but were able to settle on a three-year contract that is worth $15.75 million. This contract officially makes Vrána a part of the future plans and keeps him in Detroit, ideally through the duration of the rebuild.

As the Red Wings continue to trudge through a rebuild, extending Vrána seems like another signal of a turning point into the positive direction. Vrána was acquired after the trade deadline deal that sent Anthony Mantha to the Washington Capitals.

Vrána has been phenomenal since coming to the Red Wings, and fans should expect more of the same from the Czech forward, who will be paid $5.25 annually on his new deal. He was on fire after coming to Detroit and should continue that in the 2021-22 season.

Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub Vrána got his bag.

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When the Red Wings acquired Vrána last season, he was able to pot eight goals and add three assists for 11 total points over 11 games played.

Prior to that, Vrána had 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 total points over 39 games played with the Capitals.

The Red Wings are getting a good one with Vrána; he adjusted well to his new home and was able to get in the scoring column upon his arrival to Detroit. I

f all goes well, Vrána is going to become a scoring threat for this team’s offense.

With any luck, Vrána might just be able to play on a line with youngster Filip Zadina and get a Czech connection going for the team’s offense.

It’s been talked about before, but the Vrána and Zadina line is a real possibility; the two could add a nice scoring threat to an offense that is still building up and becoming something.

The three-year commitment to Vrána shows that Yzerman and the front office see that he can be beneficial to this Red Wings team. There’s plenty of reason to think that, and it certainly seems like Vrána is going to bring a lot of good things to this organization.

He’s taking over Mantha’s role in the forward core, but Vrána is likely going to pick up where Mantha left off. They may be different types of players, but Vrána is going to be a scorer and bring some much-needed offense to the team.

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The Detroit Red Wings signing Jakub Vrána to a longer-term deal means that he is officially a part of the team’s future plans.