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Red Wings Sign Six-Year Extension With Jonathan Ericsson

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DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 19:  Colin Wilson #33 of the Nashville Predators tries to gain control of the puck in front of Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on November 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 19: Colin Wilson #33 of the Nashville Predators tries to gain control of the puck in front of Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on November 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Red Wings announced on Twitter that defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, who was eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer, will be finishing out the decade in Detroit.

Ericsson is in his sixth season with the Red Wings currently, and he is now locked in for six more.

The Red Wings drafted Ericsson, a native of Sweden, in the ninth round of the 2002 draft. While he has not scored often, he had double-digit assists in three seasons. Ericsson has also consistently contributed between 15 and 20 minutes of time of the ice in each season of his career, and his penalty minutes have steadily declined since the 2010-2011 season.

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