Analyzing Detroit Red Wings UFAs Before Free Agency

Apr 29, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) reaches out to make a save during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) reaches out to make a save during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports /
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Taro Hirose

Age: 24

GP: 6

G: 0

A: 2

PTS: 2

2021 Salary: $825,000

Advantages of Signing

Taro Hirose is an affordable option if he is tendered a contract.  He had a very good season mostly playing with Grand Rapids (AHL).  A power play specialist, Hirose could help out offensively with a struggling Red Wings offense.

Disadvantages of Signing

At age 24, Hirose may have reached his potential as a prospect.  Hirose has only played 42 games for Detroit over the three years since graduating from Michigan State University.

Prediction

Taro Hirose will test the free agency waters and sign with another NHL team.