The Penguins have signed forward Nick Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
Johnson, 25, was eligible for unrestricted free agency if he had not re-signed before July 1.
He spent most of last season with the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate, Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, where he had 20 goals, 39 points in 48 games. He played in three games with the Penguins, posting a goal and two assists, before his season was cut short by a concussion.
Johnson was a third-round draft pick by the Penguins in 2004 and played at Dartmouth before turning pro.
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