Penguins sign forward Steve Sullivan
The Penguins on Friday signed free-agent forward Steve Sullivan
to a one-year contract, worth $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 5-foot-8, 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 $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. A native of Timmins, Ontario, 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.