DETROIT—Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland announced today that the club has signed forward Kirk Maltby to a one-year, two-way contract. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Maltby, 37, was originally a third round pick (65th overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He came to Detroit in 1996 following a trade with Edmonton for defenseman Dan McGillis. The Guelph, ONT, native has appeared in 908 regular season games for the Red Wings, tying him for seventh-most in team history ( Sergei Fedorov). He has also donned the winged wheel in 169 playoff contests, fourth-most in franchise history. Maltby became the 239th player in NHL history to play in 1,000 games when the Red Wings played host to the Los Angeles Kings on February 27, 2009. In 1,072 career games, he has posted 260 points (128-132-260) and 867 PIM. Maltby is a four-time Stanley Cup champion with Detroit (1997, 1998, 2002, 2008).