By Edward Cardenas
DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – The Detroit Red Wings announced Friday that forward Gustav Nyquist and the team agreed to terms on a four-year contract.
The terms of the contract for Nyquist, who had a career-high 54 points with the Red Wings last season, were not released.
“We’re very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland, in a release. “He’s quickly become an important part of our team, and is a critical piece to the Red Wings’ future. He is just now entering the prime of his career.”
Over the past two season he has been one of team’s top scorers with a combined 55 goals since the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
He also scored one of the most memorable goals in the NHL last season when he circled around the ice for 28 seconds in a Dec 27 game against the Ottawa Senators before scoring the game winning goal in overtime.
Nyquist was also a member of Grand Rapids’ 2013 Calder Cup championship team, which was coached by new Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill.
He also has international experience, winning a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.