Detroit Red Wings bring free-agent center Andrew Copp home

Detroit —Andrew Copp is coming home.

The Ann Arbor native, who attended Skyline and University of Michigan, signed a five-year contract worth a reported $28.125 million Wednesday with the Red Wings, shortly after the start of unrestricted free agency.

“It’s not just a one or two year decision, it’s a five-year decision. Copp told TSN. “I really like where this team is headed, I just want to be a part of it going forward.”

Center Andrew Copp tallied 53 points in 72 games between the Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers last season.

Copp was the first signing, but there were many more as the day progressed.

General manager Steve Yzerman was busy, reportedly adding veteran defensemen Olli Maatta (one year/$2.25 million) and Ben Chiarot (four years/$19 million, $4.75 million cap hit).

Maatta, 27, spent last season with the Los Angeles Kings, with one goal and seven assists for eight points in 66 games, with a plus-17 rating.

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