The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have signed forward Philippe Dupuis to a one-year contract.
Dupuis’ contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level.
Dupuis, 27, split the 2011-12 season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. Dupuis helped the Marlies advance to the 2012 Calder Cup Finals, leading the team and ranking third among all AHL players with 14 points (4g, 10a) in 17 playoff games. His 10 assists also tied for third in the AHL.
The 6-foot, 196-pound native of Laval, Que., registered 15 goals and 16 assists for 31 points, along with a plus-12 rating, in 42 regular-season games for the Marlies last season. He was scoreless in 30 NHL matches with the Maple Leafs.
Dupuis has played in 116 career NHL games with Colorado and Toronto, notching six goals, 12 assists, 18 points and 62 penalty minutes. Originally selected by Columbus in the fourth round of the 2003 NHL Draft, Dupuis has amassed 71 goals, 82 assists and 153 points in 274 career AHL regular-season contests with Syracuse, Lake Erie and Toronto. Dupuis has reached double figures in goals all five years he has played in the AHL.