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Penguins Re-Sign Lannon, Brent

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed center Tim Brent and defenseman Ryan Lannon, it was announced Thursday by Assistant General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

Brent, 23, scored 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 48 games with the Portland Pirates (AHL) in 2006-07.  He registered one point and six penalty minutes in 15 games with the 2006-07 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks.

The 6-0, 197-pound native of Cambridge, Ontario, has played a total of 131 games in the American Hockey League, scoring 72 points (36 goals, 36 assists).  He posted nine points (four goals, five assists) in 27 playoff appearances in the AHL. 

Brent spent four seasons with the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors (OHL), tallying 220 points (78 goals, 142 assists) in 238 games.  He appeared in 69 playoff games with the Majors, scoring 70 points (20 goals, 50 assists) in postseason play.

Lannon, 24, played 68 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), posting 19 points (19 assists) and 71 penalty minutes.  He has played 142 career games in the AHL with the Penguins, registering 29 points (2 goals, 27 assists) and 136 penalty minutes.  He recorded two points (2 assists) in 22 playoff appearances with the Penguins.

The 6-2, 220-pound native of Grafton, Massachusetts, played four years at Harvard before making professional debut in 2005.  He tallied 38 points (4 goals, 34 assists) and 147 penalty minutes, finishing plus-66 in 136 games with the Crimson.   

In 2004, Lannon earned All-Ivy second team honors and was named the “unsung hero” in college hockey by US College Hockey Online.  He was drafted in the eighth round (239th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.


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