DETROIT (AP) — Bobby Ryan was looking for a fresh start and a place to revive his career after it was stunted in part by alcohol issues. Ryan was sold on that happening with the Detroit Red Wings.
A long conversation with general manager Steve Yzerman sealed the deal.
Ryan agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Red Wings on Friday.
The 33-year-old Ryan missed more than two months of last season after entering the NHL/NHLPA players assistance program in November, 2019.
Upon his return to practice in February, he shared his story publicly in hopes of inspiring others facing similar challenges.
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