The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Bobby Farnham to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Farnham’s contract is a two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.
Farnham, 24, split the 2012-13 season – his first full season as a professional – with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.
The 5-foot-10, 187-pound Farnham played a majority of the campaign with WBS, totaling three goals, eight assists, 11 points and 274 penalty minutes in 65 AHL regular-season contests. His penalty-minute total ranked third in the AHL and first among rookies. Farnham also appeared in four postseason contests for WBS.
Before joining WBS full-time in November, Farnham appeared in nine games with Wheeling, tallying three goals, four points and 46 penalty minutes.
A native of North Andover, Massachusetts, Farnham made his professional debut at the tail end of the 2011-12 campaign, suiting up for a total of six games with the Providence Bruins and Worcester Sharks of the AHL.
Farnham played four seasons of college hockey at Brown University from 2008-12, improving his offensive numbers each year. During his senior season in ’11-12, Farnham established career highs in goals (t-8), assists (13) and points (21) in 31 games played. Farnham finished his career with 54 points (23G-31A) and 128 penalty minutes in 129 games.
An alternate captain during his senior year, Farnham won the New England Unsung Hero Award in ’11-12 and he was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team in ’08-09.