Red Wings must bring back these 3 players in the off-season

The Detroit Red Wings have an important off-season looming where there could be a big turnover.
Jan 2, 2024; San Jose, California, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Joe Veleno (90) during the first
Jan 2, 2024; San Jose, California, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Joe Veleno (90) during the first / Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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Entering the off-season, the Detroit Red Wings and General Manager Steve Yzerman knew there would be changes to the roster through addition and subtraction.

With unrestricted, and restricted, free agents either coming or going, the organization needs still to make decisions on the upcoming roster for next season.

Among that group unsigned are three players that should be brought back for next season.

While some players may leave for another team, some players are key to the success of the team in the coming years.

Those players, Joe Veleno, David Perron, and Shayne Gostisbehere, were all important pieces to the Red Wings' push for a playoff spot last season. They need a contract and bringing them back would add some key pieces to the depth that made them successful.

The Detroit Red Wings should strongly consider bringing Joe Veleno back

Joe Veleno was a key part of the bottom-six role and elevated his game from the 2022-23 season. While scoring a career-high 28 points last season, he did not shy away from his defensive responsibilities and feisty play.

Although once thought of as a future scoring threat, he has been a crucial part of the bottom of the lineup, keeping the opposition off the scoreboard and playing against the top six of the opposition regularly.

He could leave for more money, he has developed his game fully in Detroit and may not find a bigger role elsewhere. He has come a long way and his progression into a solid two-way player is only beginning.