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The Penguins have signed Maxime Lagace to a one-year contract worth $700K.

In his first year in the Boston Bruins organization, Lagace played the whole season in Providence (AHL). The 27-year-old netminder was second in the AHL in wins (22) and ninth in SV% (.919). Lagace is expected to be the No.1 netidner in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to start 2021 and would be the first goalie recalled if Tristan Jarry or Casey DeSmith get hurt.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 10/16/20, 9:17 am EST

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The Penguins have signed Frederick Gaudreau to a one-year contract worth $700K.

Gaudreau played 55 games with the Predators in 2019 but played the entire 2020 season in Milwaukee (AHL) where he had 11 goals and 17 assists (28 points) in 42 games. Gaudreau is a fourth line centre at most at the NHL-level and with that role filled in Pittsburgh, he'll be heading to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) to start 2021.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 10/16/20, 9:13 am EST

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The Penguins have signed Mark Jankowski to a one-year deal worth $700K.

Jankowski struggled in 2020, going from 32 points in 2019 to just seven points (5G / 2A) in 56 games last year. Jankowski moves on to Pittsburgh, where he is expected to serve as the third line centre behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. He has bounce-back potential but won't be anywhere near fantasy lineups.

Source: Bob McKenzie 10/9/20, 7:12 pm EST

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The Penguins have signed Evan Rodrigues to a one-year deal worth $700K.

Rodrigues was acquired from Buffalo last February and then his rights were flipped to Toronto in the Kasperi Kapanen deal this summer. Toronto did not tender the RFA, so he was free to re-join the Penguins on Friday. Rodrigues had six goals and four assists (10 points) in 45 NHL games last year and GM Jim Rutherford said on Friday that he'll be on the third line with Mark Jankowski and Jared McCann to start 2021.

Source: James Mirtle 10/9/20, 7:03 pm EST

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The Penguins have re-signed Sam Lafferty to a two-year contract worth $1.5 million ($750K AAV).

After spending four years at Brown University and one full season in the AHL, Lafferty spent most of 2020 with the Penguins, scoring six goals with seven assists (13 points) in 50 games. There were a lot of moving parts in Pittsburgh in the offseason but Lafferty should still have a spot in their bottom-6 come January.

Source: @penguins 10/9/20, 9:49 am EST

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The Penguins have acquired Jonathan Gruden and a 2020 second-round pick (No.52 overall) from the Senators for Matt Murray.

Not to be mistaken with the Las Vegas Raiders head coach, Jonathan Gruden was selected in the fourth-round (No.95 overall) in 2018. The 6-foot, 180 lbs. centre moved from Miami (Ohio) University to the London Knights (OHL) for the 2020 season, where he was second on the team in goals (30) and fourth in points (66) in 59 games.

Source: PuckPedia 10/7/20, 4:38 pm EST

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The Penguins have signed Tristan Jarry to a three-year, $10.5 million ($3.5M AAV) contract extension.

With Jarry getting re-signed that indicates that RFA Matt Murray may have played his last game with the Penguins. Jarry gets the three-year extension at a very reasonable cap-hit (24th among goalies for 2021) and will likely be backed up by Casey DeSmith next season. We could see a Murray trade on the draft floor on Tuesday or Wednesday. Jarry was 20-12-1 with a 2.43 GAA, .921 SV% and three shutouts in 2020.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 10/5/20, 11:50 am EST

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The Penguins have acquired Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour from the Panthers in exchange for Patric Hornqvist.

Sceviour is 31-years-old and has one-year left on a deal that pays him $1.2 million. With so many high-priced assets up-and-down the Penguins lineup, Sceviour is a cheap option to replace Patrick Marleau in their bottom-6 in 2021. With a career-high of 26 points, Sceviour's ceiling is quite low but he's a hard-working winger that will likely be reunited with his former Panthers' teammate Jared McCann.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 09/28/20, 9:24 am EST

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The Penguins have acquired Mike Matheson and Colton Sceviour from the Panthers in exchange for Patric Hornqvist.

Matheson has a massive contract, with six years left at $4.875M but the 26-year-old was brought in to replace Justin Schultz, who is a UFA. Matheson has tremendous mobility for a 6-foot-2 defenseman and heads to Pittsburgh with at least eight goals and 20 points in three consecutive seasons. Matheson fell out of favour in Florida in 2020 but should be a fine second or third pairing defenseman in Pittsburgh.

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins 09/28/20, 9:14 am EST

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