Pittsburgh signs Chorney

The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have signed defenseman Taylor Chorney to a one-year, two-way contract.

Chorney, 27, played with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League in 2013-14, serving as team captain. He established career highs with 20 assists (tied) and 25 points in 69 regular-season games, and added one goal and one assist in nine playoff outings.

The 6-foot, 192-pound blueliner has notched 27 goals and 96 assists for 123 points in 338 career AHL games with Chicago, Peoria, Oklahoma City and Springfield. Chorney has also played 61 games in the NHL with St. Louis and Edmonton, collecting one goal and six assists.

A native of Thunder Bay, Ont., Chorney was originally drafted by Edmonton in the second round (36th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.