The Penguins have re-signed one of their restricted free agents, announcing that they’ve inked Anthony Angello to a two-year deal. The contract will carry a cap hit of $725K. GM Jim Rutherford released the following statement:
We’re really pleased with Anthony’s development. We thought he did well when we brought him up to the NHL and look forward to watching his continued growth as a player.
The 24-year-old made his NHL debut last season, getting into eight games with the Penguins where he scored his first career goal while logging just shy of six minutes per contest in playing time. He was productive with their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton thought, potting 16 goals in just 48 games.
Angello is waiver-exempt for next season so it’s likely that he will begin the season back with the Baby Pens. He’ll likely serve as injury recall depth once again and could be counted on to play a bit of a bigger role this time around.