PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have come to terms with restricted free agent Dustin Jeffrey on a one-year deal.
According to the Penguins’ official website, the deal is worth $625,000.
In five seasons with the Penguins, Jeffrey has 15 goals and 12 assists in 90 games. This past season, Jeffrey had three goals and three assists in 24 regular season games.
Jeffrey was drafted by the Penguins in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
While playing for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, Jeffrey notched 24 goals and 47 assists during the 2009-10 season. He also helped the team reach the Calder Cup Finals in 2008 as a rookie.
The Penguins still have decisions to make as the new season approaches because restricted free agent defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has filed for arbitration.
The salary cap is also coming into play for General Manager Ray Shero.
According to CapGeek, the Penguins only had $126,667 left in cap space before signing Jeffrey.
With Bortuzzo yet to be added to the mix, it all but assures that a roster move of some kind will need to be made to comply with the salary cap.
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