Penguins Sign Pittsburgh Native Dylan Reese
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Pittsburgh native Dylan Reese to a one-year, two-way contract Sunday.
Reese’s contract will pay him $600,000 at the NHL level.
Reese, 27, is a defenseman from Upper St. Clair and played most recently for the New York Islanders. He has played in 74 career NHL games, totaling three goals and 14 assists.
According to the Penguins official website, Reese is the fourth Pittsburgh native to sign with the organization. The others are Ryan Malone — another Upper St. Clair native — Bill Thomas and Nate Guenin.
“Playing in front of friends and family is a dream come true,” Reese said. “It’s an added bonus, but I didn’t make my decision based on the city. I made it based on opportunity.”
Other Free Agent Signings:
- Forward Trevor Smith signed a one-year, two way contract. He scored two goals and three assists in 16 NHL games with Tampa Bay last season.
- Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff signed a two-year, two-way deal. He went 21-17-1, posting a 2.49 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 44 regular-season games with the Manchester Monarchs in the AHL.
- Forward Riley Holzapfel signed a one-year, two-way deal. He scored 16 goals and 37 points in 57 games between St. John’s and Syracuse in the AHL last year.
- Forward Warren Peters signed a one-year, two-way contract. He had a goal and five assists in 58 games with the Minnesota Wild last season.
- Enforcer Steve MacIntyre re-signed with the organization for two years on a two-way contract.