Red Wings Re-Sign Justin Abdelkader to Two-Year Contract

John TaboneCorrespondent IAugust 23, 2010

DETROIT - MAY 06:  Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on while playing the San Jose Sharks during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 6, 2010 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 7-1 but trail in the series 1-3.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed center Justin Abdelkader, Detroit's second round pick at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, to a two year contract. Financial terms of the contract have not been released yet.

A young, solid two-way player, Abdelkader scored his first career goal in Game 1 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. Playing only 50 games last season due to a lack of available roster spots, Abdelkader still finished third on the team with 152 hits. Abdelkader also played 33 games in Grand Rapids, Detroit's AHL affiliate, tallying 11 goals, 24 points, and 86 penalty minutes.