The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Craig Adams on a two year deal worth $1.1 million.
“Craig is a steady, reliable, physical player who was an important part of our mix this season,” Penguins General Manager Ray Shero said. “He plays with a lot of grit, but he also contributed some key goals in the playoffs and was very effective as a penalty-killer. We’re glad to be able to sign him for two more years.”
As expected Penguins General Manager Ray Shero conducted negotiations this morning with Adams reps and by agreeing to a two year deal, Adams took a
reduction in pay this season and he will have a cap hit of about $550,000 for the next two seasons.
The Adams signing is not believed to have any impact on negotiations with face-off specialist Mike Zigomanis as the team has been negotiating with both players over the past week.
The team envisions Adams playing wing next season if everything goes as planned and Zigomanis, Penguins finalize a deal before Wednesday.