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Pens sign forward Philippe Dupuis to one-year contract

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From the team:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Philippe Dupuis to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Dupuis’ contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

Dupuis, 27, split the 2011-12 season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). Dupuis helped the Marlies advance to the 2012 Calder Cup Final, leading the team and ranking third among all AHL players with 14 points (4G-10A) in 17 playoff games. His 10 assists also tied for third in the AHL.

Last season Dupuis played 30 games in the NHL and had a Tangradi'ian output of 0 goals and 0 assists. Woof.

We'll see if he ever sniffs the NHL and gets constant mentions/reminders about how similiar his name is to Pascal Dupuis (yet the two are not related).

If nothing else though, Philippe Dupuis is a pretty good scorer and player at the AHL level, so he's probably just another weapon in the Arms Race of 2012 between Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.