The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Kael Mouillierat to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The deal is a two-way contract that carries an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.
Mouillierat (MOOL-uhr-aht, KAYL), 27, was one of the top offensive threats for the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2014-15, ranking second on the team with 24 goals and third with 50 points while amassing 110 penalty minutes in 69 games.
A 6-foot, 188-pound forward, Mouillierat saw his first NHL action with the New York Islanders in ’14-15, tallying a goal and an assist in six games. He scored his first NHL goal against the Arizona Coyotes’ Mike Smith on Feb. 24.
During the ’13-14 season, Mouillierat helped the St. John’s IceCaps advance to the AHL Calder Cup Final, contributing seven goals, six assists and 13 points in 21 playoff contests. During the regular season he scored 20 goals and produced a career-best 53 points in 60 games.
Mouillierat, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, has played in 229 career AHL regular-season contests with Texas, Bridgeport and St. John’s, scoring 63 goals, 107 assists and 170 points.
In his first season as a professional with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL in ’10-11, Mouillierat was named to the league’s All-Rookie Team and midseason All-Star Game after producing 25 goals, 38 assists and 63 points in 62 games.
Mouillierat played four years at the University of Minnesota State-Mankato, where he was selected to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) All-Academic squad.