The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 27 year old defenseman Dylan Reese to a one year contract, the Penguins announced. Reese two-way deal is worth $600,000 at the NHL level.
Reese, a native of Upper St. Clair, Pa. spent the last three seasons in the New York Islanders organization. The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Reese appeared in 28 games for the Islanders last season, collecting 1 goal and 6 assists for 7 points with New York. Reese also appeared in 27 games with Bridgeport, collecting 15 points.
Reese who should be a good fit in Wilkes Barre, is currently rehabbing a wrist injury that he had surgery for at the end of the season.
Reese was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft, and has played in 74 career NHL games with the Islanders, amassing three goals, 14 assists and 17 points.
Reese a Harvard graduate, played for the Pittsburgh Hornets organization and Pittsburgh Forge as a youth.
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