Detroit Red Wings right wing Aaron Downey, right, lands a punch on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sean O\'Donnell in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Chris Carlson
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.
In his career, Downey has collected seven goals, nine assists and 487 penalty minutes.