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Pittsburgh Penguins sign veteran forward Steve Sullivan, 36, to a one-year deal

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Penguins on Friday signed free-agent forward Steve Sullivan to a one-year contract, worth US$1.5 million.

Sullivan, 36, is a 15-year veteran who had 10 goals and 22 points for Nashville last season. He spent six seasons with the Predators, and has 682 career points.

Sullivan, a five-foot-eight, 161-pound left wing, was drafted in the ninth round by the New Jersey Devils in 1994. He scored a career high 34 goals in 2000-01 with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Also Friday, the Penguins re-signed forward Tyler Kennedy, 24, to a two-year contract worth US$4 million.

Sullivan had two goals and three points as the Predators advanced to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs for the first time this season. Sullivan has appeared in 890 games with the Devils, Maple Leafs, Blackhawks and Predators. He has 266 career goals.

Sullivan missed the entire 2007-08 season with a back injury, before returning on Jan. 10, 2009. Sullivan finished that season with 11 goals and 32 points in 41 games, winning the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for his perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game.

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