The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today the team has resigned forward Chris Conner to a one year contract. The deal is a two-way contract that will pay Conner $550,000 at the NHL level.
Inside Pittsburgh Sports learned in June that the team retained Conner’s rights by making him a qualifying offer. He was due a $50,000 dollar raise after making $500,000 at the NHL level in 2009-2010.
Conner scored two goals and three points in eight games with the Penguins this past season. He appeared in 59 games with the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins, recording 56 points.
The 5-foot-8, 180-pound forward is expected to push for a final roster spot coming out of traning camp.
The Penguins currently have 11 forwards signed to one-way contracts, including enforcer Eric Godard whose role on the team will continue to be fazed out. The team also expects to add one more forward through free agency.
Conner, Nick Johnson, Eric Tangradi, and Dustin Jeffrey are expected to given an opportunity to earn a spot out of camp.