Troy Stecher has signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. The Richmond native leaves Vancouver as a free agent, following four seasons with the Canucks.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 10, 2020
The contract is widely being reported a two-year deal worth $1.7 million per season. That’s a pay cut for Stecher, who earned $2.325 million last season.
$1.7M AAV for Stecher
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 10, 2020
While all indications were that Stecher wanted to remain with his hometown team, the 26-year-old should get an opportunity to prove himself with the Red Wings, who were the worst team in the NHL last season.
Stecher scored 17 points in 69 games last season, seeing significant time in a top-four role as Alex Edler’s defence partner. The Canucks, who are in serious trouble due to their salary cap situation, made Stecher available as an unrestricted free agent after they didn’t extend a qualifying offer to him on Wednesday.