from Nate Grown of Detroit Hockey Nows,
ave truly paid off. It’s broken down with one player per position and with one of each acquired through the draft, free agency, and trade.
Filip Hronek – $4.4M Cap Hit; 2 Years Remaining
How Acquired: 2016 Draft Pick – 53rd overall
Current Season – 20 Games (6-12-18)
Last Season – 78 Games; (5-33-38)
Cap Hit by Percentage: 5.3% (via CapFriendly)
When signed, it made a lot of sense as Hronek was only 23 years old, was easily Detroit’s best defenseman, and appeared to be a stalwart for years to come....
Dominik Kubalik – $2.5M Cap Hit – 2 Years Remaining
How Acquired: Free Agent (2022)
This Season So Far: 20 Games (9-12-21)
Last Season with Chicago: 78 Games (15-17-32)
Cap Hit by Percentage: 3% (via CapFriendly)
Kubalik was not pursued by the Chicago Blackhawks, opting to be cut loose by his former team when he wasn’t tendered a qualifying offer. When he signed with Detroit, Kubalik ended up taking $1.2M less than his previous contract....
Ville Husso – $4.75M Cap Hit – 3 Years Remaining
How Acquired: Trade with St. Louis (73rd overall pick in 2022 NHL Draft)
This Season So Far: 14 Games (9-2-3) .919 Save %; 3 shutouts
Last Season with St. Louis: 38 Games (25-7-6) .919 Save %; 2 shutouts
Cap Hit by Percentage: 5.8% (via CapFriendly)
He’s a fan favorite already, his name chanted after every big save. Husso has bailed the team out several times this season, as recently as the 3-0 victory over Nashville this past Wednesday....
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