Bobby Ryan agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. Financial terms were not released.
The 33-year-old forward had the final two seasons of his seven-year contract bought out by the Ottawa Senators on Sept. 26. He scored eight points (five goals, three assists) in 24 games last season, taking an extended leave of absence in November to enter the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program, citing issues with alcohol abuse. He won the Masterton Trophy, which is presented to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
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Selected by the Anaheim Ducks with the No. 2 pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, Ryan has scored 555 points (254 goals, 301 assists) in 833 regular-season games and 32 points (18 goals, 14 assists) in 51 Stanley Cup Playoff games.