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Athanasiou signs two-year contract with Red Wings

Forward was restricted free agent, had NHL career-high 33 points last season @NHLdotcom

Andreas Athanasiou signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

Financial terms were not released. 


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Athanasiou, who was a restricted free agent, could have filed for arbitration before the 5 p.m. ET deadline on Thursday.

The 23-year-old forward had an NHL career-high 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 71 games with the Red Wings last season.

Detroit selected Athanasiou in the fourth round (No. 110) of the 2012 NHL Draft. He has 76 points (43 goals, 33 assists) in 172 NHL games and one goal in five Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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