Pens Officially Sign Mark Eaton


March 4, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Eaton (4) handles the puck under pressure from Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

After recently agreeing to a PTO contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Pittsburgh Penguins and GM Ray Shero officially announced that they have signed defenseman Mark Eaton to a one-year-contract for $725,000 – according to the team’s website.

Pens’ fans remember Eaton when he played for the organization between 2006-10 and from when he won a Stanley Cup with the team during their 2009 campaign.

The 12-year veteran has totaled 85 points (24G, 61A) in his NHL career, but his best season statistically was his last season in Pittsburgh (09-10) in which he tallied 16 points (3G, 13A) in 79 games.

So far this year for the WBS Pens, Eaton has registered just one assist in six contests.