Aaron Downey
Aaron Downey
Right Wing
NUMBER: 44
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 215
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 08/27/1974
BIRTHPLACE: Shelburne, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted

2009 Calder Cup Playoffs (with Grand Rapids - AHL)br>-10 GP, 0-1--1, even, 44 PIM, 4 shots on goal

2008-09 Regular Season (with Grand Rapids - AHL)br>-59 GP, 2-7--9, 103 PIM, -5, 40 shots on goal

2008-09 Regular Season (with Detroit)br>-Recalled to Detroit 3/2 for second time this season.
-Played 1/29 vs DAL (4:41 TOI)br>-Played 3:34 3/3 at STL, 5 PIM.
-Recorded his first point of the season (assist) on 3/4 at COL.

-Resigned to a one-year, two-way contract 8/20/08

-Has played for four Original Six teams (Boston, Detroit, Montreal, Chicago).
-Has spent time with five other NHL clubs (Boston, 1999-00; Chicago, 2000-2002; Dallas, 2002-04; St. Louis and Montreal, 2005-06) prior to joining the Red Wings.
-Signed a a free agent on 10/3/06 after being invited to Red Wings training camp for a tryout.
2007-08: Appeared in 56 games for the Red Wings....Led the team with 116 Penalty Minutes.... Registered 3 assists....First point of the season came Jan. 2 vs. Dallas, assisting on game-winning goal....Had a season high four hits in only 6:47 at Toronto on 2/9....Had three hits in one shift vs. Carolina 12/9...Played in his first game as a Red Wing on 10/14 at Los Angeles....Did not appear in any of Detroit’s 22 postseason games.

2006-07: Appeared in 21 games for Montreal...Registered 1 goal and 48 PIMs for the Canadiens...Played in 15 games for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.

2005-06: Signed as a free agent by St. Louis Aug.1,

2005: Appeared in 17 games for the Blues....Registered 2 goals and 45 PIMs....Registered a career high 4 shots on goal 1/12/06 at Florida.... Had a two-game point streak registering goals on both 12/17/05 and 12/20/05....Claimed off waivers by Monteal from St. Louis, Jan. 23,

2006....Played in 25 games for Montreal...Finished with five points for the Canadiens (1-4-5)...Had 50 PIMs...Appeared in one postseason game for Montreal.

2004-05: Did not play due to NHL work stoppage.

2003-04: Appeared in 37 games for Dallas...Finished with 1-1-2 and 77 PIMs...Averaged 4:30 time on ice.

2002-03: Signed as a free agent by Dallas on July 3,

2002....Appeared in 43 games for the Stars...Registered 2 points (1g, 1a) and 69 PIMs...Notched his first career NHL assist 2/14/03 vs. Anaheim.

2001-02: Appeared in 36 games for Chicago...Registered his first career NHL goal 11/4/01 vs. Detroit (Hasek)....Accumulated 32 PIMs 10/11/01 vs. Phoenix....Finished season with 76 PIMs....Played in four postseason games for the Blackhawks...Appeared in 12 games for the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) and notched 2 assists.

2000-01: Signed as a free agent by Chicago Aug. 13,

2000....Spent majority of the season with Norfolk of the AHL....Registered 21 points (6g, 15a) in 67 games... Racked up 234 PIMs...Appeared in 9 postseason games for the Admirals....Played in 3 regular season games for the Chicago Blackhawks. 1999-00: Made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins 3/30/

2000 vs. St. Louis, his only NHL game played that season....Spent majority of the year with Providence of the American Hockey League....Finished with 6-4-10 and 221 PIMs in 47 games....Appeared in 14 postseason game for Providence, registering 1 goal and 24 PIMs.