Detroit Red Wings: Which free agents might Yzerman target?

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 02: Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche tries to get around the stick of Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Little Caesars Arena on March 02, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Colorado won the game 2-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 02: Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche tries to get around the stick of Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Little Caesars Arena on March 02, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Colorado won the game 2-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Alec Martinez

Position: LD

Age: 33

2021 Stats

GP: 53

G: 9

A: 23

PTS: 32

2021 Salary: $4,000,000

Why Detroit Should Sign Martinez

If General Manager Steve Yzerman does not re-sign Marc Staal to a hometown discount, the Red Wings will be looking for a veteran defenseman that can stabilize the blueline.  Alec Martinez could be that defenseman.  Currently in a long playoff run with Vegas, Martinez is solid defensively and can chip in offensively as well.  Although Martinez would be expensive, the term of the contract would be something Yzerman can deal with.

What It Will Take

In order to sign Alec Martinez, the Red Wings will need to offer a two year deal worth $4.5 million annually.