The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed heart Jake Guentzel to a five-year contract extension with a median annual worth of $6 million, the group introduced Thursday.
The deal begins subsequent season and can tie Guentzel to Pittsburgh by means of the 2023-24 season.
Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin and Nathan MacKinnon had been named captains for the 2019 NHL All-Star Sport.
“Jake established himself as an affect participant for our group from the start, particularly throughout 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs,” normal supervisor Jim Rutherford stated. “He has turn out to be a core participant on the group and we’re thrilled to get Jake signed long-term with the Penguins.”
Guentzel, 24, has 15 targets and 18 assists this season.
He starred throughout Pittsburgh’s Stanley Cup title run in 2017 with an NHL playoffs-best 13 targets, the second most ever by a rookie within the postseason. He additionally had 21 factors.
In the course of the Penguins’ playoff run in 2018, he had 10 targets and totaled 21 factors in simply 12 video games.