The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a one-year contract and forward Tim Wallace to a two-year deal, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Lovejoy figures to be the #7 defenseman in Pittsburgh this year and possibly make the jump to being a full-time NHL player. Lovejoy made his NHL debut in 2008-09, appearing in two games for the Penguins. He posted an AHL best +/- of +42 last season in 76 games with Wilkes-Barre.
Wallace was impressive in his stints in the NHL where in 16 games played, he showed a willingness to skate hard, throw hits and take on bigger guys in fights.
Terms of the deal not immediately released, check the comments when it breaks.