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Wings ink Quincey to 2-year deal, avoid arbitration

Wednesday, 07.18.2012 / 3:32 PM

By Staff -  / NHL Free Agency 2012 blog

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Wings ink Quincey to 2-year deal, avoid arbitration

The Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Kyle Quincey have agreed on a two-year contract that will keep the sides from taking part in a scheduled arbitration hearing. Financial terms of the deal were not revealed, but TSN is reporting Quincey will be paid $3.55 million in 2012-13 and $4 million in 2013-14.

The hearing had been scheduled for July 25.

"We're very pleased to agree to terms with Kyle and avoid arbitration," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. "We drafted Kyle in 2003, watched him develop into a solid NHL defenseman and look forward to having him in a Detroit uniform for the next two seasons."

Quincey was acquired by the Red Wings on Feb. 21 as part of a three-team trade that saw Quincey go from Colorado to Detroit, Steve Downie go from Tampa Bay to Colorado, and a prospect and a 2012 first-round pick go from Detroit to Tampa Bay.

Quincey had three points in 18 regular-season games with the Red Wings, and two points in five Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Selected by the Red Wings in the fourth round of the 2003 NHL Draft, Quincey has 18 goals and 77 assists in 257 games with the Wings, Kings and Avalanche.

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