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John Marino. -- AP PHOTO

The Penguins added another defenseman to their prospect pool this summer, acquiring the rights to John Marino from the Oilers in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round pick, and then signing Marino to a two-year entry level contract on Thursday.

Marino's contract carries a base average-annual-value of $925,000 (a $92,500 signing bonus plus a $832,500 salary), but he can nearly double that with up to $850,000 in performance bonuses, as reported by

Marino, who played for Harvard the past three seasons, will be turning pro this coming season as a result of the signing. He'll almost certainly begin the year in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

What type of player did the Penguins get in Marino? Let's take a look.

Marino is a 6-foot-1, 181-pound right-handed defenseman. His biggest strengths are his defensive play and his skating.

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