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Sport Penguins re-sign Sam Lafferty to two-year, $1.5M deal

02:55  09 october  2020
02:55  09 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Sam Lafferty to a two - year , entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Lafferty 's deal will begin with the 2018-19 campaign. He will report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this week on

Sam Lafferty scored early, not often as a rookie for the Pittsburgh Penguins . The kind nobody dares predict, but also nobody is surprised when it happens. Would anybody have been shocked had Sam Lafferty changed the course of a postseason series by scoring in second or third overtime?

After making a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Sam Lafferty, the Pittsburgh Penguins have now come to terms on a contract extension with the young forward. The team has announced a two-year, $1.5M contract for Lafferty. The 25-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent when the deal expires following the 2021-22 season.

a hockey game in the snow: Sam Lafferty is staying in Pittsburgh. © Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Sam Lafferty is staying in Pittsburgh.

While Lafferty’s new $750K AAV is actually a reduction from his prior NHL cap hit of $768K, it is a one-way contract that promises the local product more guaranteed money than his entry-level deal. Lafferty’s low cap hit will also make him a more valuable asset to the cap-strapped Penguins this year. Lafferty played 50 games with Pittsburgh in his rookie season, recording 13 points, and he will look to win and retain a full-time role again next season. If he can provide positive contributions on a consistent basis, the Penguins will appreciate his affordable impact.

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Lafferty is still waivers-exempt and could potentially be sent down to the AHL, but  it is a safe bet that he is in Pittsburgh for good. GM Jim Rutherford stated the following in the team’s press release announcing Lafferty’s extension: “We have been very pleased with Sam’s development. His size and speed are big advantages in today’s game, and we like what he brings to our lineup.”

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