That’s one down off the Red Wings’ checklist.

The Red Wings signed forward Drew Miller, a potential unrestricted free agent, to a three-year contract, according to Miller’s agent, Jason Woolley.

The deal is worth $4.05 million.

Miller played in 44 games during the regular season with four goals and four assists. He suffered a broken right hand April 20 against Vancouver and didn’t return for the playoffs until Game 2 in Chicago in the second round.

Miller, 29, who is from East Lansing and played at Michigan State, had expressed a desire to return to the Red Wings.

Woolley, a longtime former NHL player and former Red Wing, said Miller and the Red Wings are a good fit.

“From day one Drew and I always talked about building the Drew Miller brand,” Woolley said. “Build consistency within your game and be in an environment where you can play your best and be the most efficient.

“That’s the key to a long career, which I was able to have also. Don’t be greedy.”

“Babs (coach Mike Babcock) is a big fan of Drew’s and knows how to play him and Kenny (general manager Ken Holland) is a big fan of his. Drew is close to home and loves the organization, and how can you not?

“We didn’t see any reason to change his path.”

Miller is the first of the Red Wings’ potential unrestricted free agents to return.