The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Sam Miletic to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The two-way contract runs through the 2020-21 campaign and carries an average annual value of $700,000 at the NHL level.
Miletic, 23, is coming off of his second season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, where he finished with 32 points (9G-23A) in a team-high 62 games. In 2019-20, the forward set career highs in games played (62), assists (23, tied) and power-play goals (3). His 23 assists ranked tied for second on the team while his 32 points ranked fourth.
The 6-foot, 197-pound forward was also named to the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic, representing the Atlantic Division, recording three points (1G-2A) in four games.
In 111 career games at the AHL level, Miletic has picked up 21 goals, 46 assists, 67 points and is a plus-5. His 67 points are the second-most on WBS since joining the team at the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign.
Prior to his time in the Penguins' organization, the Detroit, Michigan native spent three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2015-18 with the London Knights and Niagara IceDogs, registering 161 points (76G-85A) in 163 games. He was named an OHL Second-Team All-Star in 2017-18 after finishing sixth in the league in scoring with 92 points (36G-56A) in 63 games.
Miletic was originally signed by Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent on September 25, 2017 after attending Pittsburgh's annual prospect development camp.