Five Free Agents The Pittsburgh Penguins Should Consider Adding

Jake Guentzel #59, Pittsburgh Penguins (Photo by Jason Mowry/Getty Images)
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Pius Suter
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1. Pius Suter

Pius Suter has spent two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings after signing with the team in free agency. Now Suter is an unrestricted free agent at the age of 27 after putting up just 24 points in 79 games this past season. It does not seem like the Wings are going to re-sign Suter, so the Penguins could make sense as a potential new home for the forward.

Pius Suter could make sense in a third line role for the Penguins. He can take faceoffs and score some big goals. During his time in Chicago he played really well putting up 27 points in 55 games, that averages out to about 40 points over the course of an 82 game season.

Suter can kill penalties and provide some extra depth for the Penguins. The problem in Detroit the past two years for the forward has to be that he was expected to be that second line center behind Dylan Larkin. Suter can thrive well in an organization where he is behind a few bigger stars like in Pittsburgh, and he would help add to the youth movement this team needs moving forward.