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Red Wings, Nyquist agree to four-year contract

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The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with right wing Gustav Nyquist on a four-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Sportsnet reported the contract to be worth $19 million.

"We're very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. "He's quickly become an important part of our team, and is a critical piece to the Red Wings' future. He is just now entering the prime of his career."

Nyquist, who was a restricted free agent, is Detroit's top goal-scorer over the past two seasons, scoring 55 since the start of 2013-14. After beginning that season with Grand Rapids in the American Hockey League, Nyquist played 57 games with the Red Wings and led them with 28 goals.

In his first full NHL season, the 25-year-old finished fourth on the Red Wings with 54 points (27 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games. He tied for third in the NHL with 14 power-play goals.

Since making his NHL debut during the 2011-12 season, Nyquist has 115 points (59 goals, 56 assists) in 179 games. He was Detroit's fourth-round pick (No. 121) at the 2008 NHL Draft.

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