The Pittsburgh Penguins avoided arbitration with center Zach Aston-Reese, signing him to a one-year, $1.725 million contract Thursday.
Aston-Reese, 26, was one of 17 restricted free agents in the NHL to file for arbitration earlier this month.
He has played all three-plus of his NHL seasons with the Penguins and is now tied to them for another year.
“Zach is a versatile forward that brings energy and edge to our lineup,” Penguins general manager Ron Hextall said in a statement. “He is a responsible, two-way player and we’re glad we were able to re-sign him.”
Aston-Reese made his NHL debut in February 2018 and has collected 51 points (27 goals, 24 assists) over 161 career games. Last season, he posted a career-high nine goals plus six assists in 45 appearances.
–Field Level Media