Wings agree to one-year deal with Drake

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a
one-year contract with veteran forward Dallas Drake on Monday.

Dallas Drake


Right Wing
Detroit Red Wings


The Red Wings originally selected Drake in the sixth round of
the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He played two seasons with Detroit before
being traded to the Winnipeg Jets in 1994.

Last month the 38-year-old was placed on waivers by the St.
Louis Blues, his team for the last six seasons. Drake signed a
two-year contract for $2.2 million before last season and was due
to make $1 million next season.

Drake has recorded 174 goals, 297 assists and 844 penalty
minutes in 944 NHL games. He ended last season on injured reserve
because of a wrist injury.

"He's a very physical player who will add grit to our lineup
and make our team even more difficult to play against," Red Wings
general manager Ken Holland said in a statement. "He's a veteran
player, and you can never have enough experience and leadership on
a team."

Drake also played four seasons for the Phoenix Coyotes.