David Perron with the Red Wings

David Perron with the Red Wings


For the first time in his career, David Perron has signed a contract with a team other than the St. Louis Blues.

Wednesday, during the opening of the free agent market in the National Hockey League (NHL), the Quebecer has agreed with the Detroit Red Wings for the next two seasons. The 34-year-old veteran will command an annual salary of $4.75 million.

This is Perron's sixth NHL team, having played for the Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and Vegas Golden Knights. The native of Sherbrooke, however, had never signed an agreement with a team other than Missouri before choosing the Wings in 2022.

Last year, Perron had 27 goals and 30 assists for 57 points in 67 games. It was the third time in four campaigns that he had hit the target at least 20 times.

Four years for Nicolas Deslauriers

Forward Nicolas Deslauriers obtained stability by accepting a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Quebec strongman obtained an annual salary of just under $2 million.

This is Deslauriers' fifth team in the NHL, having previously represented the Buffalo Sabres, the Canadiens, the Ducks and the Minnesota Wild.

Last year, in the he uniform of the last two teams, the 31-year-old skater has amassed eight goals and five assists for 13 points in 81 games. He also had 113 penalty minutes.

Nicolas Aubé-Kubel in Toronto

Also with Quebec, forward Nicolas Aubé-Kubel signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 26-year-old skater is coming to win the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche, but this team had not submitted a qualifying offer to him at the start of the week.

In career with the “Avs” and the Flyers, Aubé-Kubel hit the target 21 times and provided 29 assists for 50 points in 169 games.

Two years for A.J. Greer

Boston Bruins awarded Joliette forward A.J. Greer to a two-year contract.

He will earn $750,000 in 2022-23 and $775,000 in 2023-24.

Greer played nine games with the New Jersey Devils last year, recording a goal and an honorable mention. assistance. He also led the AHL with 52 points in 53 games in a Utica Comets uniform.

In brief

The Tampa Bay Lightning have offered a two-year contract two-pronged years to forward Félix Robert. The Lambton native has played the last two campaigns in the Penguins organization, mostly in the AHL. He is still waiting for his first NHL game.

Defender Nicolas Meloche has signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Calgary Flames. The native of LaSalle played 50 games with the San Jose Sharks last year.

In addition, forward Charles Hudon signed a one-year, two-part contract with the Avalanche. The former CH has spent the last year with the Lightning club in the AHL.