Pittsburgh Penguins sign defenceman Andrew Hutchinson to contract

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Andrew Hutchinson to a two-way contract that will pay him US$500,000 if he plays in the NHL next season.

The 30-year-old Hutchinson has 135 games of NHL experience with Dallas, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Nashville. He has recorded 12 goals and 26 assists.

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He had nine goals and 38 points in 78 games last season for Texas of the American Hockey League.