Red Wings sign defenceman Troy Stecher to two-year, $3.4M deal

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher, front, was not extended a qualifying offer by the club and will become an unrestricted free agent. (Darryl Dyck / CP)

The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenceman Troy Stecher to a two-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the deal carries a cap hit of $1.7 million.

Stecher was not given a qualifying offer from the Vancouver Canucks by Wednesday's deadline, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The 26-year-old, who grew up in nearby Richmond, B.C., had been a mainstay on the Canucks' blue line for four seasons. In 2019-20, he had a career-high five goals, with 17 total points and a plus-10 rating.

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