The Pittsburgh Penguins now have two players with the last name ‘Dupuis’ after Ray Shero announced that the team has signed forward Philippe Dupuis to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level. In 30 career NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Colorado Avalanche, he has notched 6 goals and 12 assists. In 2011-12, he spent the majority of the season with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, where he tallied 15 goals and 16 assists in 42 games. In 17 postseason games with the Marlies this past season, he scored 4 goals and added 10 assists.
The Minnesota Wild were very active yesterday as they signed both of the top free agents on the market. The Wild signed forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to 13-year, $98 million contracts. The Penguins made competitive offers for both players.
Forward Steve Sullivan will not be in Pittsburgh for another season as he signed with the Phoenix Coyotes. He received a one-year deal worth $1.85 million. The Tampa Bay Lightning inked defenseman Matt Carle to a six-year, $33.5 million deal.