Penguins sign forward Danton Heinen to one-year, $1.1M contract

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez (23) and Anaheim Ducks left wing Danton Heinen (43) skate around the net during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Danton Heinen to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million, the team announced Thursday.

Heinen spent last season playing for the Anaheim Ducks, where he appeared in 43 games, scoring seven times and adding seven assists.

The 26-year-old has played parts of five seasons in the NHL, split between the Boston Bruins and the Ducks.

A native of Langley, B.C., Heinen's best season came in 2017-18, when he scored a career-high 47 points for the Bruins.

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