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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Dennis Cholowski

Age: 23

2021 Stats

GP: 16

G: 1

A: 2

PTS: 3

2021 Salary: $894,166

Status

Dennis Cholowski has just completed his entry level contract.  At this time, Cholowski has had a difficult time establishing himself as a regular on Detroit’s blueline.  In three seasons, Cholowski has only played 104 game games for the Red Wings.  General Manager Steve Yzerman may choose to expose Cholowski in the Expansion Draft.

Prediction

Dennis Cholowski signs a two year bridge contract for $2.5 million with an annual cap hit of $1.25 million.

Gustav Lindstrom

Age: 22

2021 Stats

GP: 13

G: 0

A: 3

PTS: 3

2021 Salary: $775,833

Status

Gustav Lindstrom has just completed his entry level contract.  He has only played 29 games for Detroit while on this deal.  He is dropping on the right defense depth chart as other players establish themselves as superior prospects.  General Manager Steve Yzerman may choose to expose Lindstrom in the Expansion Draft.

Prediction

Gustav Lindstrom signs a two year bridge contract for $2.0 million with an annual cap hit of $1.0 million.