PITTSBURGH, PA – Former Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is bringing his talents to one of the best offenses in the NHL.
The puck-moving defenseman signed a one year deal for $4 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins on the first day of free agency Tuesday.
Buffalo used a compliance buyout on Ehrhoff on Sunday, which allowed him to become a free agent. He still had seven years left on a front loaded ten-year deal worth $40 million.
Ehrhoff’s talents should fit right in with a Penguins offense that scored 249 goals last season, tied for 5th best in the league. Ehrhoff will get the chance to play with superstars like Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby and may approach his 2010-2011 numbers, when he scored a career best 50 points for the Vancouver Canucks. Ehrhoff signed with the Sabres in the 2011 off-season.
Ehrhoff scored 33 points for Buffalo last year. He is a 10-year-veteran and has 69 goals and 313 points in his career.