The Detroit Red Wings have signed college free agent winger Taro Hirose to a two-year entry-level contract. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. The deal comes with a base salary of 832K per year, along with 92.5K annually in signing bonuses. Hirose can also make another 850K in performance bonuses during the second year of his deal.
This season he scored 15 goals and 35 assists for 50 points. He also added 12 minutes in penalties while playing for the Michigan State Spartans. Over the course of his three years at Michigan Hirose scored 33 goals and 83 assists for 116 points in 106 games.
Hirose was a stand out with the Spartans this past year, leading the team in points and finished third in scoring. Last season Hiroe was named to the NCAA Second All-Star team.