Penguins add Ryan Graves, Lars Eller and Alex Nedeljkovic.
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Penguins add Ryan Graves, Lars Eller and Alex Nedeljkovic.

The Penguins pulled off a flurry of signings on Day 1 of free agency, adding significant depth to their roster.

Jonathan Larivee

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced a flurry of signings on the opening day of free agency, with Penguins president Kyle Dubas getting to work quickly reshaping parts of this roster as he sees fit.

The organization announced a number of significant signings on the day including the addition of Noel Acciari and the re-signing of goaltender Tristan Jarry, and now the Penguins have made 3 additional additions.

The biggest of the 3 is unquestionably the addition of veteran defenseman Ryan Graves to a long term contract, one that will see Graves earn a cool $27 million over the next 6 years. That works out to an average annual value and salary cap hit of $4.5 million per season for the Penguins.

Graves is coming off a great season for the New Jersey Devils, one that saw him record 8 goals and add 18 assists for 26 points over 78 games last season, finishing the campaign with a plus minus rating of +34.

The Penguins also added veteran forward Lars Eller on Saturday, signing Eller for the next two years. Eller's 2 year deal is worth a total of $4.9 million, which works out to an average annual value and cap hit of $2.45 million for the Penguins in each of the next two seasons.

Eller split last season between the Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche, appearing in a combined total of 84 games and finishing the season with 10 goals and 13 assists for a total of 23 points.

Last but not least the Penguins also added former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic as well on Saturday, signing him to a 1 year deal with a cap hit of $1.5 million. 

Nedeljkovic's numbers last season weren't great with a 3.53 goals against average and a .895 save percentage over 15 games played.