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Red Wings sign Andrej Nestrasil to a 3-year, entry-level deal

Via a tip from Chris from Too Many Men on the Site, the Red Wings have signed Andrej Nestrasil to a 3-year entry-level contract. Nestrasil’s agent, Robart Spalenka, tells Hokej.cz’s Vaclav Jachim that that the Wings and Nestrasil’s North American agent, Don Meehan, spent an extended period of time negotiating the deal, but now that it’s done, Nestrasil will attend the Wings’ rookie camp this July and then turn pro with Grand Rapids in the fall.

Spalenka also believes that the Wings will sign Ottawa 67’s goaltender Petr Mrazek to a contract next season, and he tells Jachim that Wings director of player development Jiri Fischer played a huge role in mentoring Nestrasil.

I’d provide a full translation, but aside from Spalenka comparing Mrazek to Marc-Andre Fleury (not quite), talking about the Czechs’ performance at the World Championships and pointing out that the Grand Rapids Griffins are a first-class organization…Czech does not translate well.

Update: Capgeek.com has Nestrasil’s contract details. He has a cap hit of $585K at the NHL level but will earn $50,000, $55,000 and then $57,500 at the AHL level over the next three seasons, and he’s earned salary bonuses of $58,334 for the 2011-2012 season and then $58,333 for the 12-13 and 13-14 seasons.

Update #2, 8:37 PM: The Grand Rapids Press confirms

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RWBill's avatar

so salary for next year incl bonus is over $100K?  That’s not bad.  If he plays a game at NHL is he paid his NHL salary for that one game?  I’d guess so.

Posted by RWBill on 05/30/11 at 04:55 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

He’ll get an NHL salary of a pro-rated $585,000, bonuses included, based upon the number of days he plays at the NHL level.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 05/30/11 at 05:07 PM ET

AndrewFromAnnArbor's avatar

Good move.  For a power forward, I like the amount of helpers he appears to pile up.  Means he makes space for linemates.

Posted by AndrewFromAnnArbor from Fortress Europe on 05/30/11 at 05:47 PM ET

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