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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wings Extend Abdelkader, Datsyuk Due Back Friday
Justin Abdelkader signed a seven-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, general manager Ken Holland announced Thursday. The contract is worth $29.75 million, and will play the Michigan native an average annual value of $4.25 million, according to TSN. "Really thrilled," Abdelkader said, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press . "It brings me back to the day I first put the Red Wings sweater on, how excited I was to play my first game as a Red Wings player. "Now to sign an extension to, hopefully, end my career here in Detroit is a dream come true for me. It is something that, as a kid growing up in Michigan and being a Red Wings fan -- it has been very special to me." Abdelkader registered a career-high 23 goals last season for Detroit.