Penguins re-sign Danton Heinen to a one-year contract

The Penguins made a signing at present, grabbing ahead Danton Heinen for a one-year contract. Two weeks after free company started, the offers weren’t there for Heinen, who’s again for really much less cash than final season.

From the crew:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to phrases with ahead Danton Heinen on a one-year contract, it was introduced at present by basic supervisor Ron Hextall.

The one-way deal will run by way of the 2022-23 marketing campaign and carries a median annual worth of $1 million.

Heinen, 27, completed his first season with Pittsburgh in 2021-22, recording 18 objectives, 15 assists and 33 factors in 76 video games. His 18 objectives have been a single-season profession excessive, and his three power-play objectives tied his profession greatest set in 2019-20. Fifteen of his 18 objectives got here at even power, which trailed solely Jake Guentzel (33) and Sidney Crosby (23) for essentially the most on the Penguins.

The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Heinen has performed components of six seasons within the NHL cut up between Pittsburgh, the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. In 348 profession video games, Heinen has recorded 62 objectives, 92 assists, 154 factors and is plus-15. His greatest season got here in 2017-18 when he completed fifth in Boston with a career-high 47 factors (16G-31A) in 77 video games.

The Langley, British Columbia native has 40 video games of Stanley Cup Playoff expertise with Pittsburgh and Boston, the place he has picked up six objectives, six assists, 12 factors and is plus-5. He tallied three objectives in Round One of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs towards the New York Rangers.

Heinen was a nice shock final yr with the 18 objectives he chipped in, and bouncing across the lineup in numerous roles.

The marketplace for gamers in his mildew has been actually robust this low season within the flat cap world. Ryan Donato, a very related participant to Heinen as a 26-year-old who scored 16 objectives and 31 factors final season with Seattle and was not certified, returned to the Kraken for a deal value $1.2 million.

Others in the identical boat, like Heinen’s former teammate Evan Rodrigues, additionally stay unsigned, regardless of being younger, having worth on the ice however it hasn’t translated to receiving pay days.

The Pens do not have a ton of cap room, however may use reinforcements for the bottom-six ahead group. Heinen was a piece who match. He was reportedly searching for a contract within the $3 million vary, did not discover it, and is now coming again to a place the place he had a good yr.

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