A Stanley Cup champion is returning back to the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed defenseman Mark Eaton to a 25-game professional tryout contract.
A fifteen year NHL veteran, Mark Eaton spent four years in Pittsburgh, winning a Stanley Cup championship in 2009. Eaton last played in the NHL with the New York Islanders in 2012, appearing in sixty-four games. The thirty-five year old defenseman had also spent time with the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators.
The Penguins next game is Wednesday, January 23 against the St. John’s IceCaps, and Eaton could possibly be in the lineup.
Wilkes-Barre has also released Paul Crowder and Chris Barton from their tryout agreements.
Even though Eaton has an agreement with Wilkes-Barre, it does not mean that he is eligible to be called-up by Pittsburgh.