Dustin Penner has signed a one-year/$2 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

Penner was an up-and-coming forward when he decided to sign a five-year/$21.25 million offer sheet with the Edmonton Oilers. The move angered then  Anaheim Ducks GM Brian Burke, who ultimately let Penner walk. Penner never developed as the Oilers had hoped and although he has enjoyed some high points in his career, we’re not confident that he’ll end up getting regular minutes on either of Anaheim’s top two lines.
“It was one of those things I felt in my gut knowing that it was really tough for me to leave back then,” said Penner, who got his wish Tuesday when he signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Anaheim. “It took me almost two weeks to sign the offer sheet. I talked to a lot of people in my circle — that’s probably the best to do. They always said you can always come back. Now I got my chance.”

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