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Wings sign Meech to one-year deal

Thursday, 07.15.2010 / 11:26 AM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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DETROIT – Restricted free agent Derek Meech and the Red Wings averted salary arbitration when the defenseman signed a one-year contract to remain with the club.

Meech, who played the last three seasons with the Wings, had filed for salary arbitration earlier this month.

As a role player, the 26-year-old Meech has four goals and 12 assists in 126 regular-season games for the Wings. The versatile defenseman has often filled a valuable role for the team, moving up to play a forward position whenever coach Mike Babcock’s line-up as had a void.

Last season, Meech had two goals and four assists in 49 games. Both goals were game-winners against Phoenix (Dec. 14) and at San Jose (Feb. 2). He played in his 100th career game last Dec. 28 at Columbus.

Last season was also a season of firsts for Meech, who logged his first multi-point game with two assists in a 4-3 win at Minnesota (Jan. 21), and his first fighting major against Anaheim forward Petteri Nokelainen.

Restricted free agent forwards Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm are yet unsigned.

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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