Analyzing the Detroit Red Wings RFAs Before Free Agency

Jan 26, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) in action during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) in action during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Detroit Red Wings at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Michael Rasmussen

Age: 22

2021 Stats

G: 3

A: 9

PTS: 12

2021 Salary: $894,166

Status

Michael Rasmussen has just completed his entry level deal with the Red Wings.  This season, Rasmussen established himself as a dependable number 2-3 center behind Dylan Larkin.  Steve Yzerman will sign Rasmussen to a bridge deal so that he can avoid salary arbitration.  This deal will allow both the team and Rasmussen the chance to see his true worth as a player prior to becoming an UFA.

Prediction

Michael Rasmussen signs a three year bridge contract for $4.5 million with an annual cap hit of $1.5 million.