The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Paul Thompson to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Thompson’s contract is a two-way deal worth $550,000 at the NHL level.

Thompson, 24, completed his second full season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2012-13, tallying 29 points on 20 goals and nine assists in 58 regular-season games. His 20 goals were good enough for fifth-most on the team, and third-most among players who spent the entire season with WBS. Thompson added six points on three goals and three assists in 15 playoff games.

The 6-foot-1, 198-pound forward has played two-plus seasons with WBS since being signed as an undrafted free agent on March 28, 2011. Thompson broke into the professional ranks with WBS near the end of the ’10-11 campaign, collecting three points (1G-2A) in six regular-season games and one helper in four postseason contests.

A Methuen, New Hampshire native, Thompson has tallied 57 points (31G-26A) in 131 AHL regular-season games, while adding 10 points (5G-5A) in 31 career postseason games.