The Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Jake Walman found common ground with the help of a one-year contract, so they avoided salary arbitration.< /strong>
At least that's what the Sportsnet network said on Wednesday morning. It's reportedly a one-pact deal – a requirement for the player's clan – which will earn him $1.05 million.
Walman, 26, has three goals and 10 points in 51 games with the St. Louis Blues and Red Wings in 2021-22. He was acquired by the Michigan club along with Oskar Sundqvist and a 2023 third-round selection in return for Nick Leddy and Luke Witkowski.
Prior to the last campaign, Walman had been limited to 25 games in the National League in which he had one goal and one assist. Drafted in the third round by the Blues in 2014, he also appeared in 189 games in the American League.
The defender and the Red Wings were to present their arguments in front of a referee on Thursday. With this agreement, there are no more hearings scheduled for this summer in salary arbitration.