The Penguins have added some depth up front and between the pipes, announcing the signings of winger Frederick Gaudreau and goalie Maxime Lagace. Both players receive one-year, two-way deals worth $700K in the NHL.
After playing only in the NHL in 2018-19, Gaudreau played exclusively in the minors last season, getting into 42 games with AHL Milwaukee, posting 11 goals and 17 assists. He has 84 career regular season games under his belt all with Nashville over parts of three seasons. His most prominent NHL performance came in the 2017 playoffs where he had three goals in eight games.
As for Lagace, his claim to fame came back in 2017-18 when a long list of injuries with Vegas pushed him into making 16 NHL appearances. He spent 2019-20 with Boston’s AHL affiliate in Providence and played well in 33 games, putting up a 2.37 GAA with a .919 SV%.
Both players are waiver-eligible but having cleared them last season, it’s reasonable to assume they’ll so again in 2020-21. They’ll likely start with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton but be among the candidates to be recalled during the season when injuries arise.