Penguins Sign Heinen To Great Contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins are bringing back forward Danton Heinen on a one-year, $1 million deal. He played for the team last season and scored 18 goals and 33 points in 76 games before scoring three goals in seven playoff games. He played in a bottom-6 role for the Penguins during the regular season but saw his ice time increase by three minutes per game in the playoffs.

This is a very good signing by the Penguins as coming into this offseason, they were strapped with cap and had a number of moves to make. The team managed to re-sign Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang before finally getting to Heinen who is very underpaid at $1 million for scoring 18 goals. Goals aren't easy to come by and he finished seventh on the team in that category. He also finished eighth in points and will be the 16th highest paid skater on the team next season.

Heinen can also provide some physicality and is a strong option on the Penguins' second power-play unit where he scored three power-play goals and four power-play points. He is expected to once again play in the bottom-6, but with the injuries the team typically suffers throughout the season, he is a prime candidate to slide up and contribute even more.

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