The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 35 year-old Richard Park to a two-way one-year contract worth $500,000 at the NHL Level.

Forward Richard Park was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1994, at 50th overall and would eventually play 684 regular-season games between stints with Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Vancouver and the NY Islanders.

Park spent last season playing with the Geneve Servette of the Swiss National League and scored 34 points in 47 games.

Although Park is unlikely to start the season with the NHL-club, there is a chance that his strong play shorthanded could lead to an early call-up if injuries are a problem again, or if the team is simply lacking in its defensive responsibilities.

The Penguins official release can be found here:

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=587920&cmpid=pit-twt-pghpenguins