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Detroit Red Wings add another right-shot veteran role player



The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent forward Carter Rowney to a one-year contract to serve as a role player

The Detroit Red Wings added another player with a Stanley Cup championship ring when they signed free agent role player Carter Rowney to a one-year contract.

Rowney, 32, won a Stanley Cup playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017. He’s a right-shot player, which are in short supply on the Red Wings. He played last season for the Anaheim Ducks, registering six points in 19 games in a season shortchanged by an injury.

Earlier this summer, the Red Wings added Nick Leddy who previously won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks.

In eight pro seasons, Rowney has played 223 NHL games and registered 57 points.

Counting Moritz Seider, the Red Wings now have 21 players under contract. That doesn’t include Filip Hronek and Givani Smith who are still unsigned. The 21 contracts include Wyatt Newpower, who could be sent to the American League. But they don’t have much roster space for youngsters.