New Red Wings defenseman Jordan Oesterle is a Dearborn Heights, MI native, and the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan posted a profile of the 29-year-old today:
Oesterle, a Dearborn Heights native who attended Dearborn Divine Child and Western Michigan, is back home. When unrestricted free agency began on July 28 and there was an opportunity to join the Wings, Oesterle was quick to say yes to a two-year contract worth $2.7 million ($1.35 million per season cap hit).
“It’s obviously something I’ve dreamed about since I was a little kid,” Oesterle, 29, said during a Zoom call after his signing. “I can’t be more excited to play for this organization.
“I didn’t know the chances. Going to free agency, the way their roster was this year, I knew they were looking for a left-shot defenseman, so I didn’t know if I was going to be the guy or have a chance (to join the Wings). Once I heard they were in the mix, I was narrow-minded to wanting this to be the destination. I was lucky enough for it to come to fruition.”