Penguins re-sign speedy winger Adam Johnson |

Penguins re-sign speedy winger Adam Johnson

Jonathan Bombulie
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins’ Adam Johnson collects the puck away from the Blue Jackets’ Kevin Stenlund in the second period Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed one of their four remaining restricted free agents Friday, agreeing with winger Adam Johnson on a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level.

Johnson, 25, signed with the Penguins as an undrafted free agent out of Minnesota-Duluth in July 2017. A speedy left wing, he made his NHL debut last season, recording two assists in six games with the Penguins. He was one of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s top scorers with 18 goals and 43 points in 67 AHL games.

“Adam has definitely put the work in,” assistant general manager Bill Guerin said in a release. “He’s a great skater and has worked extremely hard to get to another level of strength and conditioning, which certainly helped him in his second pro season. I think he proved not only to us but also to himself that he can play in the National Hockey League.”

Defenseman Marcus Pettersson and forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Teddy Blueger are the three restricted free agents the Penguins have yet to re-sign. Pettersson is the most likely of the trio to receive a long-term deal. Aston-Reese has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 22.

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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