Red Wings sign Valtteri Filppula to two-year contract

New York Islanders' Valtteri Filppula (51) fights for control of the puck. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Detroit Red Wings have signed centre Valtteri Filppula to a two-year contract.

Filppula, 35, returns to team that drafted him in 2002 and where he spent the first eight seasons of his career.

The Vantaa, Finland native spent the 2018-19 season with the New York Islanders, recording 17 goals and 31 points in 72 games.

A veteran of 14 NHL seasons, Filppula has 185 goals and 494 points in 948 games with the Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers and Islanders.

July 1, 2019


Valtteri Filppula
AGE: 35
2 Years
Free Agency
$3 million
$6 million

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