DETROIT (AP) -The Detroit Red Wings re-signed restricted free agent Jiri Hudler to a two-year deal.
The forward had 15 goals and 25 points in 76 games with the Red Wings last season, his first full year in the NHL, and provides the team with much-needed depth up front.
``We felt it was important to get him signed because he's a young player that was able to score 15 goals in part-time duty last season,'' Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Thursday.
Hudler, 23, had 36 goals and 61 assists during the 2005-06 season for Grand Rapids in the AHL. The Red Wings drafted the native of the Czech Republic in the second round of the 2002 draft.
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