Detroit Red Wings sign winger Aaron Downey to one-year contract

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings signed tough-guy right wing Aaron Downey to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Downey played with Detroit last season and appeared in 56 regular-season games. He has spent parts of eight seasons with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues and Montreal Canadiens.

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In his career, Downey has collected seven goals, nine assists and 487 penalty minutes.