NHL: Penguins sign Danton Heinen, Kraken ink Ryan Donato, and more news

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May 3, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Danton Heinen (43) shoots the puck against the New York Rangers during the third period in game one of the third round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Danton Heinen to a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday.

Heinen, 27, registered 33 points (18 goals, 15 assists) in 76 games in his first season with Pittsburgh in 2021-22.

He added three goals in seven games during a first-round loss to the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Heinen has 154 points (62 goals, 92 assists) in 348 career games with the Boston Bruins (2016-20), Anaheim Ducks (2020-21) and Penguins. Boston drafted him in the fourth round in 2014.

Seattle Kraken re-sign Ryan Donato

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Sep 26, 2021; Spokane, Washington, USA; Seattle Kraken center Ryan Donato (9) participates in a shoot against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Spencer Martin (30) after a preseason ice hockey game at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The Kraken won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Kraken re-signed free agent forward Ryan Donato to a one-year, $1.2 million contract on Wednesday.

Donato, 26, recorded career-high totals in goals (16), assists (15), points (31) and games played (74) last season. He scored the first goal in franchise history in the Kraken’s Oct. 12 season opener versus the Vegas Golden Knights.

“Ryan elevated his game last season and we’re happy to have him return to the Kraken,” Seattle general manager Ron Francis said. “He completed a career year and will hopefully eclipse that in 2022-23.”

Donato has 108 points (51 goals, 57 assists) in 254 career games with the Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks and Kraken. He was selected by the Bruins in the second round of the 2014 NHL Draft.

He is the son of former NHL player Ted Donato.

Avalanche re-sign Mikhail Maltsev

The Colorado Avalanche re-signed forward Mikhail Maltsev to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Terms were not disclosed.

The 24-year-old Russian appeared in 18 games for the Stanley Cup champions during the 2021-22 regular season.

Maltsev also recorded 48 points (17 goals, 31 assists) in 56 games for the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League.

A fourth-round pick by New Jersey in 2016, Maltsev had six goals and three assists in 33 games with the Devils in 2020-21.

On July 15, 2021, New Jersey traded Maltsev and a 2021 second-round draft pick to Colorado in exchange for defenseman Ryan Graves.

–Field Level Media