Penguins sign Conner - 7-4-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

The Penguins signed former Stars forward Chris Conner. Terms of the deal are not known. He has bounced back and forth between the NHL and AHL the past three seasons.

He scored 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) last season with the Stars in 38 games.

EN Says: This is a signing for the organization's depth. After losing Chris Minard and Jeff Taffe, the organization needed someone at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Connor won't replace their scoring at the AHL level, but he offers a viable option as a call up should the NHL team need some bodies.

He has tons of speed but isn't all that talented as a scorer. Think of a lighter version of Rico Fata (if that's possible.)

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