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Penguins Re-Sign Sam Poulin, Add Swedish Goalie



Pittsburgh Penguins prospects, Sam Poulin

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Sam Poulin, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this summer.

It is a two-year deal that carries a salary-cap hit of $775,000.

They also agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent goaltender Filip Larsson, who was Detroit’s sixth-round selection in the 2016 draft. Larsson’s contract also has a $775,000 cap hit.

Poulin, 23, appeared in three games with the Penguins during the 2023-24 season.

He put up 16 goals and 15 assists in 41 games with their American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre.

Poulin, who is 6-foot-1, 208 pounds, is expected to contend for a spot on the NHL roster this fall, presumably in a bottom-six role.

He was the Pittsburgh Penguins’ first-round draft choice in 2019.

Before turning pro, he put up 88 goals and 141 assists in 192 career games with Sherbrooke and Val-d’Or of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Larson, 25, is 6-foot-2, 194 pounds and spent the past season with Leksands IF in the Swedish Hockey League. He had a 19-9 record, with a 1.93 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.

He last played in North America during the 2019-20 season, appearing in 10 games with the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids and 10 with Toledo of the ECHL.

Larsson played one season at the University of Denver, going 13-6-3 in 2018-19.