The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Benn Ferriero to a one-year contract, a two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level.
Ferriero, 25, has spent parts of the last three seasons playing for the San Jose Sharks, including 35 games in 2011-12, when he tallied seven goals and eight points. Ferriero also appeared in 20 games last year with Worcester, the Sharks' AHL affiliate, amassing nine goals and 20 points.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ferriero played in 92 career NHL regular-season games with San Jose, totaling 14 goals and 22 points. The 5-foot-11 Ferriero also played in eight NHL playoff games, with his lone point the overtime game-winning goal in Game 1 of the 2011 Western Conference Semifinals against Detroit.