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NHL Free Agency 2012: Penguins Sign Pittsburgh Native Dylan Reese

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to make small moves during the first day of free agency, as they announced the signing of former New York Islander defenseman, and Upper St. Clair native Dylan Reese to a one-year, two-way contract.

Reese, 27, has played parts of the past three seasons with the Islanders, where he has scored three goals and 14 assists in 74 career games.

Reese is an alumnus of Harvard where he played for four years after being selected by the New York Rangers in the seventh round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed as a free agent by the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL before the 2007-2008 season and played his way into a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets before being traded to the Islanders.

He is the fourth player from the Pittsburgh youth hockey system to sign with the Penguins, joining Ryan Malone, Bill Thomas and Nate Guenin.

For more news and analysis on the Pittsburgh Penguins during free agency, visit PensBurgh.

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