The Detroit Free Press reported last Thursday night and the team confirmed Friday morning that the Wings have re-signed the defenseman to a three-year deal worth $9.75 million.
Ericsson is coming off an improved season from the year before. The Wings have wanted to see him get more physical with his big frame (6'4/220). It's a pretty hefty pay check to a guy that doesn't get top-tier minutes on the blue line, but the Wings are gaining hope he can be a player on the special-teams units.
Last season for the Red Wings Ericsson had three goals and 12 assists with a plus-8 rating.
By Brian Stubits
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