Penguins sign Marcus Pettersson to five-year contract extension

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Marcus Pettersson (28) and Dallas Stars defenseman Ben Lovejoy (21) get tangled up during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (LM Otero/AP)

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed defenceman Marcus Pettersson to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday with an average annual value of $4,025,175.

Pettersson, 23, is in his second season with the Penguins and has 15 points in 50 games this season.

His new deal will kick in at the start of next season.

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford says Pettersson has made a significant impact on the team’s defensive group since being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks on Dec. 3, 2018.

“He is young, reliable and smart, which is important in today’s game,” Rutherford said in a statement. “Marcus is part of our young core and it was important to get him signed long-term.”

The Swede ranks fourth on the team in hits (78) and blocked shots (57) this season.

January 28, 2020


Marcus Pettersson

Pittsburgh Penguins
5 yrs
Contract Extension

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