This will be a one-year deal worth $1 million for Bobby Ryan and Red Wings. https://t.co/5kBJHRJGQE
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) October 9, 2020
Red Wings Sign Bobby Ryan
Bobby Ryan had a down year in 2019-20 only gathering five goals and and eight points in 24 games. We all know he left the team in November and entered the league’s player assistance program to deal with an alcohol abuse issue. That reduced his playing time and production. Previously he had 15 goals and 42 points in 78 games in 2018-19. It’s commendable to see him address his destructive habit and get back to doing what he likes best… play hockey.
Ryan will be looking for a fresh start on team needing some offensive firepower. His NHL career stats show he can do that. He has had 254 goals and 301 assists in 833 games. Ryan can help on the power too. He has had 62 extra-man tallies and 77 assists. He is a good addition to a team like the Red Wings who are still in a rebuild and looking for missing pieces to succeed.
A player with his offensive talents and a career 0.67 points per game average can only help the struggling Red Wings.
What This Means Going Forward
Let’s face it a team like the Red Wings need all the help they can muster. Bobby Ryan may just fit in and help his new team get out of the doldrums. Sure he was bought out, but check the NHL news and you’ll see plenty of players who were in the same situation. A veteran of 13 NHL campaigns, Rayn can mentor the younger players on his new squad and he’s anxious to show his former team that he can still be relevant.