Red Wings Free Agency Frenzy: David Perron

David Perron. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
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Red Wings Free Agency Frenzy: David Perron

The Detroit Red Wings were busy on the phones all day yesterday. With multiple great signings made, let’s take a look at the power play weapon, and former St. Louis Blue, David Perron.

David Perron

The Red Wings were busy on the phones yesterday, but perhaps the best signing of the day was this addition of winger, David Perron.

Perron is just one of the many names the Red Wings signed however, this signing is one of the more funny ones if you ask me.

Now, I know you think I used the wrong terminology for that statement. and you’re partially right. But, I meant to say funny.

The Red Wings in recent years have added Robby Fabbri, Oskar Sundqvist, Jake Walman, Ville Husso and now David Perron. So in other words, the Red Wings are pretty much becoming, as my father so hilariously put it, “Blues North”. But, he’s still a very good player that will bring a lot to the Red Wings within his term here.

How Does David Perron Fit?

David Perron was signed more than likely to take over Raymond’s spot on the first line with captain, Dylan Larkin and winger, Tyler Bertuzzi. Now, that’s all speculation but, there are only a couple combinations that make sense for the Red Wings and that one tops my list.

As for what Perron will offer in terms of style of play and special teams, that’s where it gets very straight forward.

David Perron has bounced around a lot in his 15-year career. Having played for the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Vegas Golden Knights, and now the Red Wings- we have quite a bit to go off of in terms of what he is going to offer us this upcoming season.

Since coming into the league, he’s always been known for his power play ability on the wing and that’s 100% something to expect from him this season. This past season with the Blues, he had 11 power play goals along with 15 power play assists. I think that is the main reason why the Red Wings targeted him in free agency. But there’s more to him than that.

I think his veteran leadership and power play ability made him a primary target for the Red Wings. However, let’s not discount what he does on the ice in terms of scoring at even strength. Having put up 27 goals this past season and 16 of those were even strength goals.

His style of play, and shot, made him the perfect fit.

David Perron Contract Details

David Perron signed with the Red Wings on a two-year contract worth $9,500,000.

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The Detroit Red Wings may or may not compete next year, but the truth of the matter is they will continue to get closer to holding the cup once again if they keep attacking free agency like they have been.