Matt Cooke signed a two year deal worth $2.4 million with the Pens on Saturday. He took a pay cut to come to Pittsburgh.
This is the guy that many people thought the Pens should go after a few years back when they got Jarkko Ruutu. Cooke is, by all accounts, faster than Ruutu. He can also chip in offensively more than Ruutu did.
Cooke will score 10-15 goals and won't kill you with penalty minutes, while bringing a physical presence.
Great signing by GM Ray Shero.