DÉTROIT - Les Red Wings de Detroit ont accordé un contrat de deux ans au défenseur Brendan Smith, mardi.
Smith, 24 ans, a disputé 34 matches avec les Red Wings en 2012-13. En 48 matches en carrière, il a fourni un but et 15 points. Lors des dernières séries il a marqué deux fois et a récolté cinq points, en 14 matches.
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season