The Detroit Red Wings today acquired right wing Alex DeBrincat from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for left wing Dominik Kubalik, defenseman Donovan Sebrango, a conditional first-round selection and a fourth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. Additionally, the Red Wings have signed DeBrincat to a four-year contract with an average annual value of $7.875 million.
DeBrincat, 25, played the 2022-23 season with the Senators and ranked among the team leaders with 27 goals (4th), 39 assists (5th), 66 points (4th), 45 penalty minutes (7th), 11 power play goals (T2nd), 30 power play points (1st), two overtime goals (T1st), six game-winning goals (T1st) and 263 shots (2nd) in 82 games. The 5-foot-8, 178-pound forward was acquired by the Senators after spending five seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks from 2017-22, representing the franchise at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game. DeBrincat tallied a career-high 78 points (41-37-78) in 82 games during the 2021-22 campaign, pacing the Blackhawks with 41 goals to match his personal best set in 2018-19. Originally selected by Chicago in the second round (39th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, DeBrincat has compiled 373 points (187-186-373) and 112 penalty minutes in 450 games with the Blackhawks and Senators since 2017-18, in addition to six points (2-4-6) and nine penalty minutes in nine postseason contests.
A native of Farmington Hills, Mich., DeBrincat notched three consecutive 100-point seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters from 2014-17 prior to turning professional. In total, DeBrincat accumulated 332 points (167-165-332), a plus-137 rating and 150 penalty minutes in 191 games for the Otters, along with 73 points (30-43-73) and 49 penalty minutes in 55 postseason matchups. He was honored as the Canadian Hockey League’s Player of the Year in 2016-17 after leading the OHL in goals (65) and points (127) in 73 games. DeBrincat also helped the Otters win an OHL championship in 2017 with a league-high 38 points (13-25-38) in 22 playoff games before earning a place on the Memorial Cup All-Star Team with 10 points (2-8-10) in five appearances. He was named the CHL’s Rookie of the Year in 2014-15 after pacing all OHL freshmen in goals (51), assists (53) and points (104) in 68 games.
Before starting his major junior career, DeBrincat attended Lake Forest (Ill.) Prep, racking up 111 points (54-57-111) in 50 games during the 2013-14 campaign. While growing up in Metro Detroit, DeBrincat skated with the Victory Honda AAA program from 2010-13. On the international stage, DeBrincat represented Team USA at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, recording nine points (7-2-9) and four penalty minutes in eight games. He captured a bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, logging nine points (1-8-9) and a plus-three rating in 10 games. DeBrincat also won a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, netting one goal and 25 penalty minutes in five appearances.