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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Alain Nasreddine to a one-year contract, it was announced Wednesday by General Manager Ray Shero.

Nasreddine, 31, appeared in 71 games during the 2005-06 regular season with the Penguins’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, recording 12 assists and 71 penalty minutes. 

Nasreddine led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and ranked second among AHL defensemen with a plus-24 rating.

The 6-1 and 208-pound native of Montreal, Quebec has served as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s captain for each of the past two seasons.

Nasreddine was recalled by the Penguins from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Mar. 10 and appeared in six games with Pittsburgh, going scoreless with a plus-2 rating and eight penalty minutes.

Nasreddine has appeared in 163 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton over the last two-plus seasons, recording 32 points (4+28) and 216 penalty minutes.  He was acquired by the Penguins from the New York Islanders on Mar. 8, 2004 in exchange for Steve Webb.


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