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Penguins Sign Forward Danton Heinen to a One-Year Contract

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Danton Heinen to a one-year contract, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

The one-way contract runs through the 2021-22 season and carries an average annual value of $1.1 million.

Heinen, 26, spent the 2020-21 campaign with the Anaheim Ducks, suiting up for 43 games and notching seven goals, seven assists, 14 points and one game-winning goal. His seven goals were tied for fifth-most on the Ducks.

The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Heinen has played parts of five seasons in the NHL split between the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks. In 272 career games, Heinen has recorded 44 goals, 77 assists, 121 points and is plus-9. His best season came in 2017-18 when he finished fifth on Boston with a career-high 47 points (16G-31A) in 77 games.

The Langley, British Columbia native has 33 games of Stanley Cup Playoff experience, all with the Bruins, where he's picked up three goals, six assists, nine points and is plus-6 in 33 games. He dressed for all seven of the Bruins Stanley Cup Final games in 2019, registering one assist.

Heinen spent one full season in the American Hockey League, and parts of two others, with the Providence Bruins. He was named an AHL All-Star in 2016-17 after accumulating 44 points (14G-30A) in 49 games with Providence.

Prior to being drafted in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, Heinen spent two seasons playing collegiate hockey at the University of Denver from 2014-16. In 81 career games, Heinen scored 36 goals, 57 assists and 93 points.

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