The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed forward Josh Archibald and defenseman Derrick Pouliot. Archibald will receive a two-year deal and Pouliot a one-year, with both being one-way contracts.
Archibald appeared in 10 games last season as a member of the Penguins, scoring the first three NHL goals of his career. He spent the majority of the year in the AHL with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he scored 16 goals and assisted on 13 others over the course of 61 games.
A former sixth-round pick by the Penguins in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Archibald grew up in Brainerd, Minn., and went on to play collegiately at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Pouliot has been a member of the Penguins for the past three seasons, but did not appear in a playoff game on the team’s run to the Cup in 2016-17. This past year, he appeared in 11 games and did not accrue a point with Pittsburgh. The only two goals of his NHL career came back in 2014-15 when he made his NHL debut with the Penguins.
The majority of Pouliot’s time with the franchise has come split with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton AHL affiliate, where he played in 46 games last season and scored seven goals and added 16 assists.
Selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft out of Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, Pouliot continued to play in the WHL prior to his arrival. Now heading into his fourth NHL season, when he will turn 24 years old, he is back on a one-year deal with the team that both selected him and has won the last two Stanley Cups.