The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have signed forward Trevor Smith to a one-year contract.
Smith’s contract is a two-way deal worth $575,000 at the NHL level.
Smith, 27, split the 2011-12 season between the Tampa Bay Lightning and their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. 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 (26 goals, 43 assists) and a plus-34 rating 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, Ont., 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.