The Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Brendan Smith have agreed to a two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

The deal has a salary cap hit of $1.2625 million ($1.25 million next season, $1.275 million in 2014-15).

Smith, 24, had no goals, eight assists and a plus-1 rating in 34 regular season games as a rookie (he appeared in 14 games in 2012-13).

He struggled at times in the playoffs, when he had two goals, three assists and a minus-3 rating in 14 games.

The Red Wings selected Smith in the first round of the 2007 entry draft (27th overall).