The Detroit Red Wings have reportedly invited goaltender Dan Cloutier to training camp on a tryout basis.
Michigan based web site Mlive.com stated that the 33-year old Cloutier contacted the club to inquire about a tryout. He has not appeared in the NHL since the 2007-08 season where he appeared in nine games for the Los Angeles Kings.
Cloutier appeared in 33 games with the Kings, posting an 8-18-3 mark, stopping 722-of-855 shots (.844 SV%), with a 3.83 GAA in two seasons with the Kings.
Cloutier was acquired from Vancouver, where he won 30 games three times, for a second-round choice in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on July 5, 2006.
The Mont-Laurier, Quebec native, who was out of hockey last season, has a lifetime record of 139-142-33 mark with a 2.77 GAA and a .899 SV% in 351 games with the NY Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings.
Cloutier was the Rangers first round pick, 26th overall, at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.