Patrick Kane, formerly of the New York Rangers,
(Photo Credit: @NewYorkRangers/ Instagram)

Future Hall of Famer Patrick Kane is bringing his talents to Hockeytown.

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Tuesday that they have signed the superstar winger to a one-year, $2.75 million contract.

The 35-year-old Kane has spent the past few months rehabbing and recovering from hip resurfacing surgery in June. He is now ready to make his highly-anticipated return to the NHL with the Red Wings, where he will be reunited with former teammate Alex DeBrincat.

“I’m excited to join the Red Wings organization and get back on the ice,” said Kane. “Having the chance to play with DeBrincat again and join this young, skilled group of players in Detroit really made this decision easy for me.”

Kane is a three-time Stanley Cup champion, having won hockey’s ultimate prize with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He also took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2013. Over his illustrious 16-year NHL career, Kane has racked up 1,237 points (452 goals, 785 assists) in 1,182 regular season games.

The Red Wings have struggled in recent years but appear to be on the upswing, getting off to a strong start so far this season with an 11-6-3 record. The addition of a high-caliber player like Kane could provide a spark and veteran leadership to push Detroit into playoff contention.

“We’re thrilled to add someone of Patrick’s caliber and experience to our locker room,” said Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman. “He’s still an elite offensive talent and his championship pedigree will be invaluable for our young core.”

Brief Stint With Rangers Last Season

Kane finished last season playing 19 regular season games for the New York Rangers after being traded from the Chicago Blackhawks. He tallied five goals and seven assists during his short tenure on Broadway. Kane continued contributing in the playoffs with one goal and six points, but the Rangers fell to the Devils in a tight 7-game series in the first round.

The veteran winger clearly still has gas left in the tank and will look to bring his winning experience to a young, hungry Red Wings squad.

Kane took part in the morning skate with his new Detroit teammates on Wednesday but won’t make his team debut until next week at the earliest. The hope is he will quickly rediscover his chemistry with DeBrincat and bolster the Red Wings’ top-six forward group.

Stay tuned for more updates on Kane’s recovery progress and eventual Red Wings debut as Hockeytown welcomes its newest superstar acquisition.