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Penguins sign Park to one-year deal

Thursday, 09.08.2011 / 10:11 AM / 2011 Offseason News

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Penguins sign Park to one-year deal
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed veteran forward Richard Park to a one-year contract Thursday morning.
 
Park's contract is a two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
 
Park, 35, played parts of 13 NHL seasons from 1994-95 through 2009-10 before spending the 2010-11 season with Geneve Servette of the Swiss National League, where he tallied 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 47 games.
 
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Park began his NHL career with Pittsburgh, appearing in 58 regular-season games and four postseason contests between 1994-97 after the Penguins made him a second-round pick (No. 50) at the 1994 Entry Draft.
 
When Park (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on May 3, 1995, he became just the second South Korean-born player to appear in the NHL, joining former Penguins defenseman Jim Paek.
 
During his most recent NHL season with the New York Islanders in 2009-10, Park established a career-high with 22 assists and tied the second-highest point total (31) of his career in 81 contests. Park tallied 10-plus goals and 30-plus points in three of his four seasons with New York prior to heading to Switzerland.
 
Park has appeared in 684 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Vancouver and the Islanders, notching 95 goals, 132 assists and 227 points. He has 14 career shorthanded goals, including a career-high four in 2007-08. He also has eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in 38 postseason contests.
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