The first day of free agency in the NHL was busy for new Red Wings’ GM Steve Yzerman, who added three new players. The Wings signed forward Valterri Filppula to a two year deal worth $6 million. Filppula, who played for Detroit early in his career, played last season with the New York Islanders and is considered a solid two way player. Detroit also signed defenseman Patrik Nemeth on a two year deal, also worth $6 million. Nemeth has played the past two seasons for Colorado and is a plus-32 during that time. The final signing was goalie Calvin Pickard, who has 104 games of NHL experiece and is expected to play in Grand Rapids. Pickard inked a two year deal worth $1.4 million.