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Derek Lalonde has awesome reaction to Dylan Larkin contract extension


The Detroit Red Wings have signed captain Dylan Larkin to a long-term contract extension, meaning he will remain with the team for the foreseeable future. Head coach Derek Lalonde was overjoyed by the news, saying he jumped two inches in the air with a fist pump because he knows how significant Larkin’s signing is. Larkin currently leads Detroit in goals, assists, and points, and has been a great leader both on and off the ice.

“I maybe jumped, athletically, two inches in the air with a fist pump,” Lalonde said. “Just because I know how significant that is. I just enjoy working with him and what we’re trying to build here.”

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Key points

  • Detroit Red Wings sign Dylan Larkin to a long-term contract extension
  • Larkin leads Detroit in goals, assists, and points
  • Head coach Derek Lalonde is ecstatic about the signing
  • Larkin has been a great leader for the team

Red Wings sign Dylan Larkin to a long-term deal

Signing Larkin to a long-term contract extension is great news for the team and its fans. Larkin is a key player for the Red Wings, leading the team in goals, assists, and points, and is also a great leader on and off the ice. Head coach Derek Lalonde’s reaction to the news shows just how important Larkin is to the team and its future. With Larkin signed to a long-term deal, the Red Wings can continue to build around him and work towards returning to their former glory as one of the NHL’s most successful franchises.

“I think his play speaks for itself,” Lalonde said. “The things we’ve asked of Dylan in closed doors he’s done. He’s been a great leader. Sometimes, things have been uncomfortable this year and he’s acted accordingly, trying to get this organization to the next level.”

Dylan Larkin By the Numbers

Larkin leads Detroit in goals (22), assists (35), and points (57) through 59 games this season

  • Larkin has made three All-Star appearances in his career
  • Larkin leads the Red Wings in games played (563), goals (169), assists (246), points (415), power-play goals (40), power-play points (89), short-handed goals (6), overtime goals (7), and game-winning goals (22) since making his NHL debut on Oct. 9, 2015

The Bottom Line – Larkin’s signing a crucial step for Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings’ signing of Dylan Larkin to a long-term contract extension is a crucial step for the team’s future success. Larkin is a key player for the Red Wings, leading the team in multiple categories and showing great leadership both on and off the ice. Head coach Derek Lalonde’s reaction to the news shows just how important Larkin is to the team and its future plans.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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