After being eliminated, the Pittsburgh Penguins quickly act and extend Bryan Rust’s contract for six years.

Veteran forward Bryan RustThe parties have agreed to extend their agreement for six years. Pittsburgh PenguinsThey retain one of their key agents that is pending unpaid.

Rust has a $30.75m deal that will run through 2027/28. Its average annual value is $5.125million. Rust, aged 30, just signed a four-year contract with an AAV $3.5 million.

“Bryan exemplifies everything it means to be Pittsburgh Penguin,” Penguins general Manager Ron HextallHe said so in a statement. “Since being drafted in Pittsburgh, he has become a versatile player, leader, and capable of contributing to any situation. His leadership abilities and experience as a Stanley Cup champion make him an integral part of our team.”

Rust, one of the captains Sidney CrosbyHis primary linemates won the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017 with the Penguins. With 58 points in 60 matches, including 24 goals, he just finished his eighth season. During the Penguins' loss to the Penguins in the first round, he had eight points in seven playoffs. New York Rangers.

Pittsburgh selected Rust in round three (80th overall), in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Pittsburgh made three crucial free-agent decisions this offseason regarding the forward. Defenseman Kris LetangAnd the center Evgeni MalkinThey are also free and unrestricted agents

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