The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a professional tryout contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Gonchar, 41, originally spent five seasons in Pittsburgh from 2005-10, helping the team win its third Stanley Cup championship in 2009 and also make a Cup Final appearance in ’08. During the ’09 championship run, he contributed 14 points (3G-11A) and was plus-3 in 22 playoff contests.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound defenseman is currently the sixth-highest scoring blueliner in Penguins history, having compiled 54 goals, 205 assists and 259 points in 322 regular-season games. Gonchar has added 44 points (7G-37A) in 60 playoff games. Only Larry Murphy and Kris Letang have more postseason points in club history.
Last year, Gonchar spent time with the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens. In 48 games, he scored one goal and added 13 assists.
For his career, Gonchar has scored 220 goals and 811 points in 1,301 games.
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