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Penguins Sign Miroslav Satan

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Miroslav Satan to a one-year contract, it was announced Thursday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

Satan, 33, skated in 80 games with the New York Islanders last season, registering 41 points (16 goals, 25 assists).  He was tied for third on the club in scoring and finished second on the team with four game-winning goals.  Satan collected 13 points on the power play (five goals, eight assists) ranking fourth on the club, while adding four game-winning tallies.

"Miroslav brings skill, experience and size to our hockey team," Shero said.  "He is a player that has put up very good offensive numbers in the NHL.  By playing with our core group of forwards he should only be able to build upon those numbers and provide offense for our hockey club."

Satan has recorded 25-or-more goals in nine of his 12 seasons and scored 30-or-more goals on four occasions.  He posted a career-high 40 goals during the 1998-99 season and a career-high 75 points (26 goals, 49 assists) during the 2003-04 season, both with Buffalo.  He has appeared in 80-or-more games in eight NHL seasons, including in each of the past four years.  Satan has skated in 56 career playoff games, scoring 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists), including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final following the 1998-99 season.

The 6-3, 191-pound native of Topolcany, Slovakia was originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round (111th overall) of the 1993 NHL Draft.   Satan has played 12 seasons in the NHL totaling 685 points (337 goals, 348 assists) in 947 career games.

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