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Wings sign Huskins to one-year deal

Defenseman will play in 300th NHL game in Wings' home opener

Tuesday, 01.22.2013 / 3:22 PM ET / Press Release
By Todd Beam  - Detroit Red Wings Communications Director
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Wings sign Huskins to one-year deal

DETROIT – The Red Wings today announced that 33-year-old defenseman Kent Huskins has been signed to a one-year contract. As per club policy, further details regarding this deal will not be disclosed.

Originally selected by Chicago in the sixth round (156th overall) of the 1999 NHL entry draft, Huskins has appeared in 299 career NHL games with Anaheim, San Jose and St. Louis, tallying 13G-54A-67P in addition to 169 penalty minutes and a +49 rating. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound rearguard won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007 and has appeared in 48 career playoff contests, registering 0G-3A-3P-23PIM and a minus-3 rating. A native of Almonte, Ont., Huskins has also skated in 410 career games in the American Hockey League with Norfolk (2001-03, 2012-13), San Antonio (2003-04), Manitoba (2004-05) and Portland (2005-07).

Detroit’s 2013 home opener is set to be staged later tonight versus the Dallas Stars (doors open at 6 p.m. with puck drop at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets for all Red Wings games are available at the Joe Louis Arena box office or at DetroitRedWings.com. Only single seats and standing room tickets remain available for tonight which is line to become the Red Wings 72nd consecutive sellout at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit’s next home game is Friday, Jan. 25 vs. Minnesota. Less than 1,000 tickets remain for Friday which is a ‘Fathead Friday’ as all fans in attendance to see the Wings battle the Wild will receive a free Henrik Zetterberg Mini Fathead courtesy of Fathead and Quicken Loans.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
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9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
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J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89