October 27, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero at the press conference announcing the 2012 NHL draft will take on June 22 and 23, 2012 at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Report: Pens Sign Four Forwards To Two-Way Deals


After signing defenseman Rob Scuderi and forward Craig Adams, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced via Twitter that they have also inked forwards Chris Conner, Nick Drazenovic, Andrew Ebbett and Bobby Farnham to two-way contracts.

Their deals are set to expire following the 2014-15 season and will earn them $550,000 per year at the NHL level.


Conner, who spent his first two-years in the NHL with Pittsburgh, played the majority of last season with the Portland Pirates of the AHL and compiled 40 points (13G, 27A) in 60 games.

He played 12 games with the Phoenix Coyotes last campaign as well and registered two points (1G, 1A).

Drazenovic skated last season between the Columbus Blue Jackets and their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.  The 26-year-old tallied 53 points (17G, 36A) in 62 AHL contests and failed to register a point in eight NHL games.

Ebbett, 30, played last season with the Vancouver Canucks and their affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.  In 28 games with the Canucks he registered six points (1G, 5A) and in 37 contests with the Wolves he logged 32 points (11G, 21A).

And Farnham, who was already playing in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Pens AHL affiliate), chalked up 11 points (3G, 8A) in 71 total contests with the club last season.

He also skated in nine games for the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), where he scored four points (1G, 3A) and finished with a minus-2 rating.

Look for the Pens to continue to make deals in the upcoming days, where they’ll look to shed some salary before the upcoming 2013-14 season.


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