Penguins Re-Sign Danton Heinen to One-Year Deal

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The Pittsburgh Penguins did not offer a contract to restricted free-agent forward Danton Heinen earlier this month. Still, Wednesday, the team announced a one-year, one-way deal with Heinen with an average annual value (AAV) of $1 million per year.

The former fourth-round pick (116th overall) of the Boston Bruins scored a career-high 18 goals with Pittsburgh last season. The 27-year-old has played in 348 career games over six seasons with Boston, Pittsburgh, and Anaheim. Heinen had recorded 62 goals, 92 assists, and 154 points over that span, with his best season coming in 2017-18 with Boston when he registered 47 points.

The left-shot winger has played in 40 postseason games with six goals and six assists, including three goals in a first-round loss to the New York Rangers in the 2021-22 playoffs. Heinen has been a solid two-way forward with a plus-15 rating over his career.

The Langley, British Columbia native, was an American Hockey League All-Star in 2016-17 with 44 points for the Providence Bruins. Heinen played two seasons of college hockey at The University of Denver from 2014-16 and had 36 goals, and 57 assists for 93 points.

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