PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins
have re-signed forward Ryan Malone
, it was announced today by General Manager Craig Patrick.
Malone, 25, a Pittsburgh native, was an NHL All-Rookie Team selection in 2003-04, scoring 22 goals and recording 43 points in 81 games for the Penguins. Malone ranked fourth among NHL rookies in scoring, ranked fourth in goals and tied for fifth in assists (21) during the 2003-04 season and became the first NHL rookie to score three overtime goals in a single season. Malone led the Penguins in goals, ranked third in scoring and tied for third in assists.
Malone became the first Penguins’ rookie to score 20 goals in a season since the 1992-93 season (Shawn McEachern – 28 goals) and was named to the Eastern Conference’s Young Stars roster during All-Star weekend.
The 6-4 and 216 pound forward was drafted by the Penguins in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 1999 Entry Draft.