The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly signed defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to two-year contract Wednesday.
His deal is set to expire following the 2014-15 season and will make him $600,000 per year.
Drafted by the Pens in the third-round (78th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Bortuzzo saw more action at the NHL level this past campaign than he ever has.
Performing in 15 regular-season contests for Pittsburgh, Bortuzzo registered four points (2G, 2A) and he skated to an overall plus-3 rating.
Before the lockout, Bortuzzo played in 51 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and he racked up 12 points (3G, 9A), while skating to an overall plus-9 rating.
Bortuzzo has yet to appear in a postseason game for the Pens — but the 24-year-old 6’4″, 215-pounder isn’t far from playing a key role on Pittsburgh’s defensive end.