The Detroit Red Wings acquired Tampa Bay Lightning forward Adam Erne on Wednesday in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round draft pick, the Red Wings announced.
Erne, 24, scored a season-high seven goals and 13 assists in 65 games last season for Tampa Bay. He had two power play goals and three game-winners. He had a face-off winning percentage of .478 and had a rating of plus-10.
He is 6-foot-1 and 214 pounds and shoots left-handed. He earned playing time in Tampa Bay by increasing his physical style of play without drawing many penalties. In three seasons in the NHL, he has 13 goals and 14 assists in 114 games.
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Steve Yzerman, now the general manager with the Wings, selected Erne in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2013 NHL draft for the Lightning out of the Quebec major junior hockey league.
Erne won the Guy…