The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Bobby Farnham to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The deal is a two-way contract that carries an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.
Farnham, 26, made his NHL debut on Dec. 11 at Columbus and appeared in 11 games total for Pittsburgh in 2014-15. Farnham has played more than 62 games for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in each of the last three seasons, including a 2014-15 campaign in which he tied career highs in goals (7), assists (7) and points (14).
The 5-foot-10, 187-pound native of North Andover, Massachusetts has played in 197 AHL games with WBS, Providence and Worcester since 2012, posting 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points and 672 penalty minutes. Farnham has recorded 48 penalty minutes in 26 games of AHL postseason experience.
Farnham, who originally signed with the Pittsburgh organization as an undrafted free agent, played four years at the collegiate level for Brown University, serving as an alternate captain during his senior season. That season Farnham finished tied for second in points on Brown, chipping in 21 points (8G-13A) in 31 games. The gritty winger posted 54 points (23G-31A) in 129 career games and was awarded the New England Unsung Hero Award as a senior, and was named to the ECAC All-Academic squad his freshman year.