Penguins sign forward Brandon Tanev to six-year deal


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


Brandon Tanev
Right Wing
AGE: 28
6 Years
Free Agency
$3.5 million
$21 million

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.