Penguins re-sign forward Teddy Blueger to two-year, $1.5M contract

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Teddy Blueger (53) celebrates after scoring against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Garret Sparks during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Teddy Blueger to a two-year, $1.5-million contract, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal has an average annual value of $750,000.

Blueger, 24, tallied six goals and 10 points in 28 games for the Penguins last season. The forward made his NHL debut on Jan. 30, 2019, and scored his first career goal on his first shot in his second NHL game.

Before being called up to the NHL, Blueger recorded 21 goals and 39 points in 45 games with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He has also played for his home country of Latvia in eight major international tournaments, including three consecutive world championships from 2017-19.

Blueger was selected by the Penguins in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2012 NHL draft.

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