Penguins add four new faces

Photo: Chris Rutsch

The Pittsburgh Penguins added further depth to their organization on Saturday with the addition of four players.

Signing two-way contracts to join the Penguins were defensemen Chris Summers, Jarred Tinordi and Zach Trotman, and forward Greg McKegg.

Summers inked a two-year deal; McKegg, Tinordi and Trotman signed one-year deals.

Summers, 29, played the majority of the last two years with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the top affiliate of the New York Rangers. Summers was an alternate captain for the Wolf Pack in 2016-17, when he recorded 12 points (4g, 8a) in 74 AHL regular-season contests.

A 6-foot-2, 207-pound Ann Arbor, Mich., native, Summers has skated in 70 career NHL games with the Arizona Coyotes and New York Rangers, tallying nine points (2g, 7a). The Coyotes’ first-round (29th overall) draft pick in 2006, Summers has played 386 career AHL contests with San Antonio, Portland and Hartford, notching 59 points (13g, 46a). He was a 2013 AHL All-Star while skating for Portland.

McKegg, 25, split this past year between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers, tallying seven points (3g, 4a) in 46 contests with those clubs. He also saw action in seven AHL games for the Springfield Thunderbirds, netting four points (2g, 2a).

McKegg, who stands 6-foot, 191 pounds and hails from St. Thomas, Ont., was originally chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round (62nd overall) in 2010. He has nine points (5g, 4a) in 65 career NHL games with Toronto, Florida and Tampa Bay.

At the AHL level, McKegg has skated in 244 career regular-season games with Toronto, Portland and Springfield, totaling 135 points (62g, 73a).

Tinordi, 25, spent last season with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL, where he had 11 points (1g, 10a) and 102 penalty minutes in 64 games. He was an alternate captain for Tucson.

Montreal’s first-round (22nd overall) selection in 2010, the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Tinordi has split 53 career NHL regular-season games between the Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes, picking up six assists. He has one helper in five career NHL playoff contests.

In 228 career AHL games with Tucson, St. John’s and Hamilton, Tinrodi has compiled seven goals and 35 assists for 42 points along with 285 penalty minutes.

Trotman, 26, adds further size to the blue line as a 6-foot-3, 217-pound right-handed shooter. He spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Ontario Reign of the AHL, the top affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. Trotman was limited to just nine games played because of an upper-body injury.

A native of Carmel, Ind., Trotman was originally a 2010 seventh-round (210th overall) draft pick of the Boston Bruins. He has 67 games of NHL experience, all with the Bruins, during which he has produced 12 points (3g, 9a).

At the AHL level, Trotman has put up 58 points (13g, 45a) in 159 career regular-season games with Ontario and Providence. He has five points (1g, 4a) in 17 AHL playoff games.