Penguins sign forward Brandon Tanev to six-year deal

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Winnipeg Jets' Brandon Tanev (13) celebrates his goal with teammates. (John Woods/CP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Brandon Tanev on the opening day of NHL free agency.

Per the team, the contract is a six-year pact and carries a $3.5 million cap hit through the 2024-25 campaign.

In Tanev, Pittsburgh gets a defensively-responsible winger and a depth scoring option who is also strong on special teams — he averaged 2:08 minutes per game on the penalty kill last season in Winnipeg, which ranks him second-most on the Jets.

The 27-year-old is coming off a career-best 14-goal, 29-point campaign with the Winnipeg Jets in 2018-19, with whom he has spent his entire NHL career to date.

July 1, 2019

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Brandon Tanev
Right Wing
AGE: 27
LENGTH:
6 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$3.5 million
TOTAL:
$21 million

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