Penguins re-sign Bill Guerin to one-year contract *UPDATED*


Per the team's website:

The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with right wing Bill Guerin on a one-year contract, it was announced tonight by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

Guerin, 38, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

A veteran of 17 NHL seasons, Guerin played a major role in the Penguins’ Stanley Cup run, contributing seven goals and 15 points in 24 playoff games and providing exceptional leadership on and off the ice.

The 6-2, 220-pound native of Worcester, MA was acquired from the New York Islanders at the March 4 trading deadline in exchange for a third-round draft pick and immediately was installed as the right wing on Sidney Crosby’s line. He recorded five goals and 12 points in 17 regular season games with the Penguins.

Terms to follow, post them comments if you see it.

Good re-signing for the Pens, Guerin brought a physical prescene to the team, a good sense of humor and leadership in the locker-room and kept up with Sidney Crosby at even strength.  Glad to have him back in the fold for another season.

UPDATE:

TSN, ESPN and other sources are reporting that the base salary for Guerin is $2.0 million dollars.  With performance bonuses (that veterans over age 35 can sign with a 1 year contract) that could boost the total to $2.85 million.  The amount against the salary cap would be $2.0 million, a very reasonable signing for the Pens.

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