Inside the Article:
It has been reported that the Detroit Red Wings and Captain Dylan Larkin are closing in on an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value just north of $8.5 million.
Why it matters:
Larkin has played in 59 games with the Red Wings this season and is the team’s leading scorer with 22 goals, 35 assists, and 57 points. He is the team's captain and the leader of this rebuild. Securing him for the future is a huge get for the team moving forward.
Dylan Larkin by the numbers
- He has played in 59 games this season, scored 22 goals this season, and recorded 35 assists this season.
- Larkin has played in 563 career games
- Larkin has 169 goals,246 assists, and 415 points in his career.
- Larkin was named Captain on January 13, 2021.
What they're saying about Dylan Larkin's contract extension:
Wrap-Up Detroit Red Wings secure their Captain long term
The Detroit Red Wings have reportedly locked up their captain, which is excellent news for all Red Wings fans. The Red Wings can now continue to build around their star center. The extension confirms that Larkin will not be traded at the trade deadline and will be a Red Wing for most of his career, if not all of it. When the deal is finally inked, Larkin can get the thoughts of the contract discussion out of his head, get back to playing his best hockey, and help this Red Wings team get back into the win column.