The Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday re-signed Hibbing native and former Minnesota Duluth center Adam Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 if he's on the NHL roster.
Johnson, who excelled with the American Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last season, made his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins in March and played in six games. He had two assists during his brief stay.
"Adam has definitely put the work in," assistant general manager Bill Guerin said. "He's a great skater, and has worked extremely hard to get to another level of strength and conditioning, which certainly helped him in his second pro season."
The Penguins originally signed Johnson, 25, as an undrafted college free agent out of UMD following the organization's prospect development camp in the summer of 2017.
In the AHL, Johnson finished last season with 18 goals and 25 assists in 63 games. He had 11 goals and 20 assists in 70 games the previous season.