Penguins Sign Ardelan and Engelland
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defensemen Mark Ardelan and Deryk Engelland, it was announced Monday by Assistant General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
Ardelan, 24, played 79 games during the 2006-07 season with the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL). He ranked fourth on the club in scoring with 38 points (8 goals, 30 assists) while leading the team in assists. His point total ranked 14th among all AHL defensemen.
The 5-11, 200-pound native of
Engelland, 25, spent the 2006-07 season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL scoring 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 44 games played. He also collected 95 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating. In addition, he played 14 playoff games registering 14 penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating as Hershey advanced to the AHL Calder Cup Finals.
The 6-2, 197-pound native of
Engelland was originally selected by the New Jersey Devils in the sixth round (194th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.