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Red Wings sign Franzen through 2019-20

Saturday, 04.11.2009 / 1:36 PM ET / News
By Todd Beam  - Detroit Red Wings Communications Director
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Red Wings sign Franzen through 2019-20
DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland announced today that the club has signed forward Johan Franzen to an 11-year contract.

In keeping with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 11-year pact represents the second longest deal in club history, just behind the twelve-year contract signed by teammate Henrik Zetterberg in January.

“We are thrilled that Johan will remain a member of the Detroit Red Wings” Holland said. “His production over the past year and a half, both regular season and playoffs, has been remarkable and we feel, at 29 years old, that he is just now entering the prime of his career.  We look forward to having him as a part of our core unit in Detroit moving forward.”

Franzen was originally a third round draft pick (97th overall) of the Red Wings in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.  He is currently in his fourth season in the National Hockey League.  In 69 games played this season, Franzen has already set career highs in goals (34), assists (25) and points (59).  He burst into the NHL spotlight last March scoring 14 goals and adding four assists for 18 points in just 13 games.  Six of Franzen’s 14 goals were game-winning goals, eclipsing the franchise record of five in one month held by Gordie Howe and Zetterberg.  ‘Mule’ would finish the 2007-08 regular season by scoring 15 goals over the final 16 games. 

Franzen’s incredible run continued into the 2008 playoffs.  He found the back of the net 13 times in just 16 postseason games.  Along the way, he set or tied numerous franchise playoff records including most goals in one playoff year (13, with Zetterberg), most goals in one playoff series (9), most game-winning goals in one playoff year (5), longest playoff goal streak (5 games) and most three-goal games in one playoff series (2). 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89