Penguins Sign Chris Minard and Nathan Smith
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed centers Chris Minard and Nathan Smith to two-year contracts, it was announced Thursday by Assistant General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
Minard, 25, led the Lowell Devils (AHL) with 49 points (32 goals, 17 assists) last season. He also ranked first on the team with 12 power play goals.
The 6-1, 200-pound native of
Smith, 25, scored 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) in 72 games with the Manitoba Moose (AHL) and played in one game with the Vancouver Canucks last season. Smith ranked sixth in the AHL with seven game-winning goals in 2006-07 and fifth on the Moose with 40 points.
The 6-2, 190-pound native of