Colin White has turned his professional tryout agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins into a one-year contract.
The deal is worth $775,000 at the NHL level, per an announcement by the team.
White, 26, has appeared in 292 NHL games with Ottawa and Florida, putting up 44 goals and 69 assists.
He has been competing for a bottom-six spot with the Penguins, although earning a contract does not guarantee him a spot on the major-league roster. White did not record any points and recorded a plus-minus rating of minus-4 while appearing in four preseason games.
If he is assigned to the Penguins’ farm team in Wilkes-Barre, it would have to be done tomorrow, so that he could clear ahead of the 5 p.m. Monday deadline for teams to get into compliance with the league’s salary cap.
It is not known whether the Pittsburgh Penguins plan to sign Austin Wagner, another forward in camp on a pro tryout.