Red Wings extend Dylan Larkin, trade Filip Hronek

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin agreed to terms on an eight-year, $69.6 million contract extension on Wednesday.

Larkin, 26, is playing in the final season of a five-year, $30.5 million contract he signed in 2018. The forward was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Michigan native has team-leading totals in goals (22), assists (35) and points (57) in 59 games this season.

Larkin has totaled 415 points (169 goals, 246 assists) in 563 career games since being selected by the Red Wings with the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. He was named the 37th captain in franchise history on Jan. 13, 2021.

Canucks acquire Hronek

The Vancouver Canucks acquired defenseman Filip Hronek from the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday for two draft picks, including a 2023 conditional first-round pick.

The first-rounder was obtained by Vancouver in the trade that sent Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders, the team said in a release.

The Red Wings also get a 2023 second-round pick while the Canucks get Detroit’s fourth-rounder in this year’s draft.

Hronek, 25, had 38 points (nine goals, 29 assists) in 60 games this season.

He has 156 points (30 goals, 126 assists) in five-plus seasons with the Red Wings since they selected him in the second round of the 2016 draft.

The Red Wings now have two first-round picks and three second-round picks in the 2023 NHL Draft.

Yesterday, the Canucks traded defenseman Luke Schenn to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a third-round pick in this year’s draft.

Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said in a statement, “We would like to thank Luke for his contributions to the organization. He was a leader on our hockey team and helped several of our players during his time here. We are excited to get a third-round pick as we continue to build out the depth of our prospect pool.”

Schenn joins a Toronto blue-line crew that also includes Erik Gustafsson and Jake McCabe, who arrived in separate trades this week.

Schenn, 33, is headed back to his first NHL team. Selected fifth overall in the 2008 draft by the Maple Leafs, Schenn made his NHL debut for Toronto that fall and spent four seasons with the team, producing 14 goals and 61 assists in 310 games.

He subsequently played for the Philadelphia Flyers (2012-13 to 2015-16), the Los Angeles Kings (2015-16), the Arizona Coyotes (2016-17 to 2018-19), the Canucks (2018-19 and 2021-22 to 2022-23) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (2019-20 to 2020-21).

Schenn was part of Stanley Cup-winning teams in both of his seasons with Tampa Bay. In 918 career NHL games, he has 41 goals and 149 assists.

–Field Level Media