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The Penguins have signed Jack Johnson to a five-year contract worth $16.25M ($3.25M AAV).

Johnson is a former No.3 overall pick, who has had a few bad years. Johnson is coming off of a season in which he had a -5.4 relative Corsi and was a healthy scratch during the playoffs. However, Johnson remains a high-end skater who can play a physical style of game and brings some offence as well. In Pittsburgh, he will be an upgrade on Chad Ruhwedel as a third-pairing defenseman.

Source: @penguins 07/2/18, 9:12 pm EST

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The Penguins re-signed Riley Sheahan to a one-year, $2.1M deal.

Sheahan was acquired from the Red Wings early in the season, and scored 11 goals with 21 assists (32 points) in 73 games with the Penguins. Sheahan posted a horrible -6.0 relative Corsi with the Penguins, but earned another season with them. He will likely serve as their No.4 centre with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Derick Brassard ahead of him on the depth chart.

Source: Jonathan Bombulie 06/30/18, 8:21 am EST

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The Penguins have re-signed Bryan Rust to a four-year deal worth $14M ($3.5M AAV).

Rust has become a valuable middle-6 winger for the Penguins, scoring 13 goals with 25 assists (38 points) in 69 games this past season. Rust occasionally sees time on a line with Evgeni Malkin but is equally effective in a checking-line role. He grades out as the No.52 ranked RW in hockey according to Corsica Player Ratings.

Source: Josh Getzoff 06/27/18, 3:48 pm EST

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The Penguins have signed Daniel Sprong to a two-year extension worth $1.5M ($750K AAV).

Sprong dominated the AHL last season, collecting 32 goals and 33 assists (65 points) in 65 games before being called-up by the Penguins. After arriving in the NHL, he had two goals and one assist in eight games. Sprong has been great at lower-levels but it hasn’t translated into NHL success yet.

Source: Josh Getzoff 06/26/18, 8:55 am EST

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The Penguins have signed Dominik Simon to a two-year extension worth $1.5M ($750K AAV).

Simon split his 2018 season between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and Pittsburgh (NHL). The 23-year-old forward had 17 points (4G / 13A) in 21 AHL games and 12 points (4G / 8A) in 33 NHL games. Simon will battle for a roster spot in training camp this fall.

Source: Josh Getzoff 06/26/18, 8:53 am EST

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