Feb 1, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Steve Downie (9) in the third period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Philadelphia Flyers won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Free Agency: Pittsburgh Penguins Add Steve Downie, Retain Marcel Goc

The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to retool their roster for the 2014-15 season, signing former Flyer Steve Downie to a one year, $1 million contract, according to Bob McKenzie of Canada’s TSN network.

The 27-year-old right wing put up four goals, 20 assists for a total of 24 points in 62 games with Colorado and Philadelphia last season.

Over seven seasons, the Newmarket, Ontario native has scored 59 goals, 103 assists for 162 points in 336 NHL games with the Flyers, the Avalanche, and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Downie played for new Pittsburgh assistant coach Rick Tocchet when he was the head coach of the Lightning.

In additional to the Downie acquisition, on Tuesday the Black and Gold re-signed Marcel Goc, 30, to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $1.2 million.

Goc joined the Pens in a trade from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline in March. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound center played in 12 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, winning 57.3 percent of his draws with the team and collecting two assists.

The Calw, Germany native participated in 74 regular-season games last season combined with the Penguins and the Panthers, tallying 11 goals, 14 assists and 25 points. He has spent nine seasons in the NHL with San Jose, Nashville, Florida and Pittsburgh.

Next, Pittsburgh added Taylor Chorney, 27, to a one-year contract that is a two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

The 6-foot, 192-pound defenseman played with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League in 2013-14. He had 25 points on five goals, 20 assists in 69 AHL regular-season games. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native has played parts of four NHL seasons with St. Louis and Edmonton, collecting one goal, six assists in 61 games.

Meanwhile, here are a couple of more of the players who are leaving Consol Energy Center:

According to TSN, right wing Chris Conner inked a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals. The Westland, Michigan native missed the last 41 regular season and the first three playoff games for the Pens with a hand injury.

It was confirmed that Joe Vitale‘s contract with the Arizona Coyotes is for three years, $3.3 million.

Tags: 2014 NHL Free Agency Marcel Goc Pittsburgh Penguins Steve Downie

comments powered by Disqus