Penguins forward Adams takes pay cut to stay with team
Monday, June 29, 2009
By Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Forward Craig Adams took a pay cut to re-sign with the Penguins today.
He got a two-year deal that will pay him $550,000 each season, down from the $600,000 he earned in 2008-09.
Adams was claimed off waivers from Chicago March 4, and played on the Penguins' fourth line during the stretch drive and playoffs. He also killed penalties.
Adams, who would have been an unrestricted free agent Wednesday if he hadn't been re-signed, had three goals and two assists in 24 playoff games.
Wow, that's even better than I expected. I figured 2 years in the 700k range. It's really a quality deal for both sides. Yeah, Adams took a "pay-cut", but he couldn't be sure any NHL team would come by with a 2 year offer.
I'd actually like to sign Ziggy to something similar, and play Adams on the wing on the 4th line with Godard. We'll see though.