The Penguins have signed Marcus Pettersson to a five-year extension worth $20.126 million ($4.025M AAV).
Pettersson’s extension kicks in at the start of the 2020-21 campaign and carries him through 2024-25. The 23-year-old blueliner has had a strong year in Pittsburgh, recording 15 points (1G / 14A) in 50 games and taking on a huge role while the Penguins have dealt with long-term injuries to Brian Dumoulin and Justin Schultz—Pettersson has played an average of 19:22 TOI/gm on the season but is over 20 minutes per game since the middle of December. He has showcased the ability to be a reliable top-4 defenseman and will now be paid as such.
Source: @penguins 01/28/20, 10:31 am EST
The Penguins have re-signed Marcus Pettersson to a one-year contract worth $874,125.
Pettersson was traded to the Penguins early in 2019 and he finished with 19 points (2G / 17A) in 57 games with his new team. He won’t play enough meaningful minutes to be fantasy relevant in 2020. However, Kris Letang and Justin Schultz both have durability concerns, so there is a scenario where Pettersson sees PP1 time, it just wouldn’t be a great scenario for the Penguins.
Source: Penguins 09/12/19, 6:44 pm EST
Pettersson is expected to make his Penguins debut on Tuesday.
The Penguins have acquired Marcus Pettersson from the Ducks for Daniel Sprong.
Pettersson was a second round pick (No.38 overall) in 2014. The 6-foot-3, 177 lbs. defenseman has a projectable frame and a great first past but has struggled at times this season. Pettersson was able to carry a +1.9 CF% rel this season and should get a chance for regular playing time in Pittsburgh. Pettersson has 10 points (1G / 9A) in 49 career NHL games.