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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed right wing Ronald Petrovicky, it was announced Monday by General Manager Ray Shero.

Petrovicky, 29, recorded 20 points (8+12) and 62 penalty minutes in 60 games during the 2005-06 season with the Atlanta Thrashers, ranking second on the team with 109 hits.

Petrovicky also appeared in six games with Slovakia at the 2006 Winter Olympics, scoring one goal and recording two penalty minutes.

The 5-11 and 190-pound native of Zilina, Slovakia is a veteran of five NHL seasons, posting career-best numbers in 2003-04 with the Thrashers, scoring 16 goals and recording 31 points in 78 games.  He ranked fifth on the club in goals and seventh in points during the 2003-04 campaign.

Petrovicky has played in 311 NHL games with the Calgary Flames, New York Rangers and Atlanta Thrashers, recording 86 points (38+48) and 401 penalty minutes.  Petrovicky was originally drafted by Calgary in the ninth round (228th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.


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