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Pittsbrugh Penguins re-sign F Kevin Porter

By The Sports Xchange
Pittsbrugh Penguins re-sign F Kevin Porter
Pittsburgh Penguins center Kevin Porter (11) and Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72). Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Kevin Porter to a one-year contract on Monday.

The deal is a two-way contract that has an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.

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Porter, 30, spent his first season with the Pittsburgh organization in 2015-16, helping the team earn a Stanley Cup championship by serving as a member of the club's fifth-ranked penalty-killing unit.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound native of Detroit played in 41 games with the Penguins, tallying three assists, before his season came to a close on March 3 when he suffered a broken ankle.

Porter averaged 1:51 shorthanded minutes for the Penguins this season. Pittsburgh did not allow a power-play goal against during his first 41:05 shorthanded minutes, a stretch that spanned his first 21 games as a Penguin.

Porter also appeared in 16 American Hockey League games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, tallying five goals and four assists in 16 games.

Porter, who originally signed with Pittsburgh on July 1, 2015, has skated in 247 NHL career regular-season games with Arizona, Colorado, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, recording 29 goals and 29 assists. He has added two goals and eight assists in 24 playoff contests.

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The Arizona Coyotes chose Porter in the fourth round of the 2004 NHL draft.

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