Penguins re-sign forward Jean-Sebastien Dea

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jean-Sebastien Dea (39) celebrates his first NHL goal with Sidney Crosby. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Jean-Sebastien Dea to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Thursday.

The two-way deal carries an average annual value of $650,000 at the NHL level.

Dea, 24, played five NHL games in the 2017-18 regular season with the Penguins, scoring his first career NHL goal on Jan. 23. The five-foot-11, 175-pound native of Laval, Que., set career highs in assists (32) and points (50) in 70 contests with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, finishing second on the team behind only Daniel Sprong.

The Penguins originally signed Dea as an undrafted free agent on Sept. 17, 2013 after he racked up 192 points over three seasons with the QMJHL’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

June 28, 2018

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Jean-Sebastien Dea
Centre
AGE: 24
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$650,000
TOTAL:
$650,000

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