While he was rumoured to be returning to the Montreal Canadiens after a brief playoff stint with the Florida Panthers, Ben Chiarot will be joining a new team for the upcoming season.
On Wednesday, amidst the ongoing free agency signing storm, the 31-year-old defenceman officially signed a contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
Hearing Ben Chiarot and DET closing in
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 13, 2022
The nature of the deal was later confirmed when the Red Wings announced the signing was for four-years at an average annual salary of $4.75 million for the Hamilton, Ontario native.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 13, 2022
Chiarot was traded to Florida by the Canadiens back in March in exchange for Tyler Smilanic, a first-round pick in 2023, and a 2022 fourth-round pick.
Other new Red Wings acquisitions from Wednesday include Dominik Kubalik and Michigan native Andrew Copp.