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Red Wings sign Walman to 3-year extension

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The Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Jake Walman to a three-year extension Tuesday with an average annual value of $3.4 million.

Walman has five goals and 10 points through 40 games this season while averaging 18:55. He was a pending unrestricted free agent.

The extension is all base salary and includes a 10-team no-trade list for each season of the contract, according to CapFriendly.

The 27-year-old has blossomed on the Red Wings' top pairing with Moritz Seider. In 324:29 at five-on-five, the duo have posted a 52.6% Corsi-for and 58.2% expected goals-for, according to Natural Stat Trick. They lead both categories among Detroit pairings that have played at least 100 minutes.

Walman was acquired by the Red Wings on Mar. 21, 2022, along with Oskar Sundqvist and a 2023 second-round pick from the St. Louis Blues for Nick Leddy and Luke Witkowski. He signed a one-year contract worth $1.05 million as a restricted free agent in August.

The Red Wings are fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 28-23-8 record. They are three points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the final wild-card position in the Eastern Conference.

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