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Red Wings sign Filip Zadina to three-year contract

By @MichaelCaples –

Filip Zadina has signed his ELC.

Today, the Red Wings announced that they have signed their No. 6 overall pick from the 2018 NHL Draft to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Zadina just concluded his first development camp with the Wings, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime at the team’s week-concluding Red & White Scrimmage.

Widely regarded as an expected top-three or top-four pick in this year’s NHL Draft in Dallas, Detroit was the beneficiary of other teams deciding to pass on the Czech Republic-born sniper.

“Yeah, I’m telling my agent if they will pass on me, I will fill their net with the puck,” Zadina said at the draft about falling to No. 6 – displaying his on-ice confidence off of it. “Yeah, it’s just I want to prove [to] them that they have done, like, bad decision. But I’m so glad that I am in Detroit right now, so I just want to prove to Detroit that they have got a pretty good decision.”

In his lone season of North American hockey, Zadina posted 82 points in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.

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