PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith’s spectacular play has earned him a three-year contract extension.
The deal, introduced Friday, begins within the 2019-2020 season and carries a median annual worth of $1.25 million.
The 27-year-old DeSmith is 12-7-Four with a 2.47 goals-against common and a .924 save share for the Penguins. DeSmith started the season because the backup behind Matt Murray however performed repeatedly throughout November and December whereas Murray handled a lower-body harm and inconsistent play.
Normal supervisor Jim Rutherford praised DeSmith for excelling beneath tough circumstances. Throughout a 12-start stretch from Nov. 21-Dec. 31, DeSmith went Eight-Three-1 to assist the Penguins shake off a gradual begin to get again into the playoff image within the crowded Metropolitan Division.
The signing additionally provides the Penguins stability in aim over the brief time period. Murray, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, is signed by the top of subsequent season.