The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Bobby Farnham, Chris Conner, Andrew Ebbett and Nick Drazenovic to one year contracts.

Farnham is a four-year product of Brown University, where he recently completed his senior season for the Brown Bears.In four collegiate seasons, the North Andover, Massachusetts, native totaled 54 points (23g, 31a) and 128 penalty minutes in 129 contests. Farnham began the year with the Wheeling Nailers, where he posted three goals, one assist and 46 penalty minutes in nine games.  During his 65 games with the baby Pens this season, Farnham posted 11 points and 274 penalty minutes.

Undrafted, Conner played four seasons of collegiate hockey for Michigan Tech of the WCHA from 2002 to 2006. After his senior year, Chris made his professional debut with the Iowa Stars of the AHL at the end of the 2005–06 season. Prior to last season, Conner signed with the Phoenix Coyotes on a one-year contract. With the lockout in affect, he was directly assigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. He was recalled by the Coyotes to help their playoff push, appearing in 12 games to score 2 points, before being returned to Portland before the end of their season

On May 16, 2007, Ebbett was signed by the Anaheim Ducks. He was then assigned to affiliate the Portland Pirates of the AHL but made his NHL debut in the 2007–08 season with the Ducks, playing in 3 games. After a bit of traveling, Ebbett signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks on July 2nd, 2012 that paid him $600,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 at the AHL level. Mainly used in a depth role, Ebbett scored one goal and five assists in 28 games with the Canucks.

Drazenovic was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 6th round (171st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. On July 7, 2011, after he was not tendered an offer by the Blues, Drazenovic signed a one-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was assigned to play with affiliate the Springfield Falcons for the start of the 2011–12 season. In eight games with the Blue Jackets last season, Draz did not manage to record a single point.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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