Pittsburgh Penguins re-sign forward Radim Zohorna to two-year contract

Radim Zohorna
Apr 8, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Radim Zohorna (67) scores a goal against New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Radim Zohorna to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

The contract for the 25-year-old Czech Republic native is a two-way deal in 2021-22, one-way in 2022-23 and carries an average annual value of $750,000 at the NHL level.

Penguins ink Radim Zohorna to new deal

“Radim impressed us last season with his ability to transition to the smaller ice surface quickly and adapt his game,” Penguins general manager Ron Hextall said in a statement. “He is a power forward with a lot of potential, and we are excited to watch him continue to grow as a player.”

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Zohorna, who played his first season in North America in 2020-21, split his time between Pittsburgh, the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Pittsburgh’s taxi squad.

In eight games with the Penguins last season, he recorded four points — two goals, two assists — and earned his spot in the Pittsburgh history books when he scored his first NHL goal on his first career shot on March 25 against Buffalo, making him the 22nd Penguins player to score a goal in his first career game.

In 12 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Zahorna notched three goals and eight assists.

–Field Level Media