CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins signed five new prospects Tuesday morning to one-day contracts.
General Manager Jim Rutherford made the announcement at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
“It’s good to have a group of guys here to help the Penguins have a little more consistency,” Rutherford said. “It’s my honor to welcome you, and I really hope this is a fun day for you.”
Raymond, Logan, Jason, Joseph and Colton are young Penguins fans from Make-A-Wish chapters in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina and the Atlantic Provinces of Canada.
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Their day started off with a press conference and signing their one-day contracts.
They were treated to breakfast with the players and stuck around to watch practice and hang out with some of the players afterwards.
Their trip ends with tickets to a Penguins home game.
When asked how to improve the team’s performance, Raymond said, “Get a goal or you won’t get any more breakfast, lunch or dinner.”
Here’s the full text of the one-day contract:
"In consideration of the opportunity to play for the club, the player, who is an amateur, agrees to present himself when called upon to do so and on request of the club for the purpose of demonstrating his ability and qualifications as a hockey player on November 21st, 2017 at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
"This agreement establishes for the club the exclusive right to negotiation for the services of the player against all other NHL clubs. The agreement shall be valid for a term of one day, at which time the player shall become unconditionally released.
"Under this agreement, the player shall receive no salary or bonus or any kind or any other form of compensation.”
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