Nyquist, who turns 24 on Sept. 1, appeared in 22 games for the Red Wings last season, with three goals and three assists. He had two goals and three assists in 14 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Detroit's fourth-round selection (No. 121) at the 2008 NHL Draft, Nyquist spent the majority of last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. In 58 AHL games, he had 23 goals, 37 assists and a plus-10 rating. He had seven points in 10 playoff games for the Griffins, who won the Calder Cup.
In 40 NHL games, Nyquist has four goals and nine assists.