The Penguins have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Corey Potter to a one year, two-way contract. He will make $500,000 at the NHL level.
Formerly of the Rangers, Potter, 26, appeared in three games last season for New York and failed to record any points on two shots.
Potter, 6-foot-3, 206 pounds, appeared in 69 games for the Hartford Wolfpack, the Rangers' AHL affiliate, and scored 28 points (four goals, 24 assists).
A fourth-round pick in 2003 by the Rangers, Potter is a native of East Lansing, Mich. and played four years at Michigan State.
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Much like the Ryan Craig, Andrew Hutchinson and Brett Sterling signings, this is an organizational depth signing. Potter is a guy who will likely start the season in the AHL and will help create competition for roster spots at both the NHL and AHL levels.
He's a solid puck mover with decent size, but he has battled issues with consistency.
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