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Monday, July 3, 2006
Free-agent defenseman Eaton signs with Penguins

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Defenseman Mark Eaton signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins after playing last season with the Nashville Predators.

Eaton, a 29-year-old free agent, had four points in 69 games last season but led the team with 170 blocked shots.

He will join Ray Shero, who was assistant general manager at Nashville for eight seasons before being hired last month as the Penguins' general manager.

Eaton has played in 313 games in parts of six seasons with Nashville and Philadelphia.