Penguins sign forwards Sullivan, Kennedy

The Penguins on Friday agreed to terms with forwards Steve

Sullivan and Tyler Kennedy as the NHL’s free-agent signing period

opened up.

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. He signed a one-year

contract, worth $1.5 million.

Kennedy, 24, had 21 goals and 45 points in 80 games last season

with Pittsburgh. In 266 career NHL games, Kennedy, 5-foot-11 and

183 pounds, has 59 goals and 124 points. He signed a two-year

contract worth $4 million.

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.

Kennedy, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, helped lead the

Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup, with five goals and nine points

that postseason.

The announcements came soon after Pittsburgh formally withdrew

their one-year contract offer to free-agent forward Jaromir Jagr. A

1990 first-round draft pick of the Penguins, Jagr signed a one-year

deal, worth $3.3 million, in Philadelphia.

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.