PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jarkko Ruutu, it was announced Tuesday by General Manager Ray Shero.
Ruutu, 30, appeared in all 82 games during the 2005-06 season with the Vancouver Canucks, recording 17 points (10+7) and 142 penalty minutes. Ruutu established new career highs in games played, goals, points and penalty minutes. Additionally, Ruutu won a silver medal with Finland at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
The 6-0 and 200-pound native of Helsinki, Finland has appeared in 267 career NHL games, all with Vancouver, recording 51 points (23+28) and 453 penalty minutes. Ruutu won a silver medal with Finland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, playing in four games during the tournament.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by Vancouver in the third round (68th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft…Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 4, 2006.