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Penguins sign forward Trevor Smith

Veteran adds depth

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Trevor Smith to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Smith’s contract is a two-way deal worth $575,000 at the NHL level.

Smith, 27, split the 2011-12 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and their top minor-league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). Smith appeared in a career-high 16 games for Tampa Bay, notching two goals, three assists, five points and a plus-2 rating.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Smith starred for the Admirals, ranking sixth in the AHL during the regular season with 69 points (26G-43A) in 64 games. Smith helped the Admirals capture the 2012 Calder Cup by tying for the AHL postseason lead with 16 points (5G-11A) in 18 games.

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Smith has played in 23 career NHL games with Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders, collecting three goals, three assists and six points. Smith has also suited up for 346 career AHL games for Bridgeport, Utah, Syracuse, Springfield and Norfolk, amassing 118 goals, 143 assists and 261 points. He has added 23 points (7G-16A) in 28 AHL playoff games.

Smith spent two seasons playing college hockey for the University of New Hampshire of Hockey East from 2005-07, tallying 31 goals, 32 assists and 63 points in 78 games.

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