The Detroit Red Wings signed captain Dylan Larkin, 26, for the subsequent eight years. On Wednesday, the workforce introduced that Larkin had signed an eight-year extension price $8.7 million per season.
Larkin was set to change into an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and the Red Wings averted a probably devastating loss with this extension. Detroit is lastly beginning to flip the nook in its rebuild, and Larkin will probably be a foundational participant because the franchise chases one other Stanley Cup.
The Red Wings drafted Larkin with the No. 15 total choose within the 2014 NHL Draft, and he instantly grew to become a star for the franchise. As a rookie, Larkin performed in 80 video games and recorded 23 targets and 22 assists.
In his eight seasons with the Red Wings, Larkin has tallied 169 targets and 246 assists for 415 factors whereas incomes All-Star honors thrice.
On Jan. 13, 2021, Larkin was named the thirty seventh captain in Red Wings historical past and the primary since Henrik Zetterberg in 2018.
This season, Larkin has Detroit inside hanging distance of the playoffs for the primary time because the 2015-16 season. Through 59 video games, Larkin leads the Red Wings in targets (22), assists (35), and factors (57).
This extension additionally implies that Larkin will stay in Michigan, the one state he has ever performed in all through his hockey profession. He was born in Waterford, Mich. and performed his junior hockey for the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor.
Larkin went on to play one season of faculty hockey on the University of Michigan in 2014-15. As a freshman, Larkin scored 15 targets and notched 32 assists in 35 video games. The subsequent yr, Larkin made his debut with the Red Wings.