Penguins Sign Janne Pesonen


The Penguins have signed F Janne Pesonen (h/t to Faceoff-Factor), who most recently played for Tron.

I’m serious, look at these threads:

I might have an epileptic fit.

Actually, after being drafted by Anaheim in the 9th round of the 2004 entry draft, but has only played in Europe. According to the Post-Gazette:

[Pesonen] had 34 goals and 44 assists in 56 games with Karpat in Finland’s Elite League last season, placing him sixth in the league scoring race. His totals were up from 22 goals and 33 assists in the same number of games in 2006-07.

Nice numbers, and flanking a Sid or Geno-centered line could only be positive for the young Fin. According to his HockeyDB page, he’s never played more than 56 games. If the Penguins are looking to make a run at the Cup, Pesonen had better train his ass off to avoid the Evgeni-Malkin-end-of-season-lull.

UPDATE**Pesonen signing update here**

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