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Two-Year Contract For Adam Erne

08/15/2021 at 8:13am EDT

added 10:43am, press release is below...

added 3:02pm, below the press release are Erne highlights from this season

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with left wing Adam Erne on a two-year contract.

Erne, 26, enjoyed a breakout season in his second campaign in Detroit, placing among Red Wings leaders with 11 goals (T1st), nine assists (T5th), 26 penalty minutes (T3rd), three power-play goals (T1st), six power-play points (T2nd), 71 shots on goal (9th), a 15.5 shooting percentage (5th) and 82 hits (1st). His 20 points in 45 games tied his career high, set in 2018-19 with Tampa Bay over 65 games, and quadrupled the offensive point total (5) from his first season with the Red Wings in 11 fewer games. Erne also posted Detroit’s longest point streak of the season, spanning eight games from April 1-15 and making him just the seventh Red Wings player to log a point streak of eight-or-more games over the last 10 seasons. In five NHL seasons with the Red Wings and Lightning, the 6-foot-1, 212-pound winger has totaled 52 points (26-26-52) and 116 penalty minutes in 215 games.

Originally drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by Tampa Bay in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Erne began his professional career by skating in 150 American Hockey League games with the Syracuse Crunch, totaling 88 points (41-47-88) and 156 penalty minutes between 2013-18. Prior to turning pro, Erne suited up for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Quebec Remparts from 2011-15, totaling 275 points (118-157-275) in 240 games. In his final season of junior hockey, he tallied a junior career-best 86 points (41-45-86) and 102 penalty minutes, while adding 30 points (21-9-30) in 22 postseason contests en route to capturing the President’s Cup with Quebec as the QMJHL champions and winning the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the postseason’s most-valuable player. The New Haven, Conn., native has also represented Team USA on the international stage at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship and 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, totaling seven points (5-2-7) in nine games between the two tournaments.

Adam Erne highlights

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