Penguins re-sign Nasreddine

The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have re-signed defenseman Alain Nasreddine to a one-year contract.

Nasreddine appeared in 71 games during the 2005-06 regular season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording 12 assists and 71 penalty minutes. Nasreddine led the Penguins and ranked second among all AHL defensemen with a plus-24 rating.

The 6-1 and 208-pound native of Montreal, Quebec has served as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s captain for each of the past two seasons.

Nasreddine was recalled by Pittsburgh from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Mar. 10 and appeared in six NHL games last season, going scoreless with a plus-2 rating and eight penalty minutes.

In 640 career AHL games, Nasreddine has recorded 20 goals and 92 assists for 112 points, along with 1,406 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 81 career Calder Cup Playoff games, reaching the Finals with the Penguins in 2004. The 11-year pro also has 24 NHL games to his credit.