On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Red Wings announced via the organization's official Twitter account that the club had come to terms on an entry-level contract with 2008 draft selection Max Nicastro. Taken in the third-round with the No. 91 overall pick, it was expected that Nicastro would come to terms with the team following July 1.
Wings ink a Forward and a Defenseman!!Max Nicastro & Marek Tvrdon are signed to entry level deals.(come on, at least it's something!)— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 3, 2012
A standout at Boston University, Nicastro would have been signed earlier but ran into legal problems when he was accused of rape following a Feb. 19 arrest, which forced him to withdraw from the university after being suspended from the team.
Once his charges were dropped on June 1, the Red Wings made it clear that they planned to sign Nicastro and assign him to the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.
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