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Red Wings Sign First Round Pick Filip Zadina

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Filip Zadina to a 3-year entry-level contract. 

Amid controversial news about where Zadina can play this upcoming season, Zadina has begun his career with the Wings.

The money will likely be the maximum allowed for entry-level contracts.

Shortly after the Red Wings make this announcement, Craig Custance drops a bomb;

Zadina will not be back in the CHL.

Zadina, an 18-year old Czech Native, had 82 points (44-38-82) in 57 games for the Halifax Mooseheads this past year.

Here is Filip’s take on the signing;

Detroit drafted Zadina 6th overall. The future star was an absolute steal in the draft and we are ecstatic to watch him develop in the coming years. Zadina will likely receive the 9 games allocated for rookies in the NHL. If he plays more than 9 games this year, he burns 1 year of his entry-level contract.

At Wings Nation, we’d like to thank the Canadiens, Coyotes, and Senators for passing on him. He will be filling their nets with pucks.