Pittsburgh Penguins re-sign forward Jeff Taffe to a one-year deal

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Jeff Taffe to a one-year contract on Monday, giving him a chance to play a second season with the team.

The six-foot-three, 208-pound forward debuted with the Penguins in December. In 45 games, Taffe had five goals and seven assists.

The native of Hastings, Minn., was originally chosen by the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2000 NHL draft.

In 145 career games with the Penguins, the Phoenix Coyotes and the New York Rangers, Taffe has 20 goals and 20 assists.

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The Penguins also re-signed forward Jonathan Filewich to a two-year contract on Monday. He played five games with the Penguins last season, but spent most of the season with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he had 10 goals and 21 assists in 71 games.

Defenceman Paul Bissonnette signed a one-year contract. He split time between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate in Wheeling, W.Va.