The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Jake Guentzel to a five-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The deal begins with the 2019-20 season and runs through the 2023-24 campaign, and it carries an average annual value of $6 million.
“Jake established himself as an impact player for our team from the beginning, especially during 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs,” Rutherford said. “He has become a core player on the team and we are thrilled to get Jake signed long-term with the Penguins.”
Guentzel, 24, has been one of the Penguins’ top offensive performers since joining the club on a full-time basis midway through the 2016-17 season. He has done some of his best work during the postseason, including his starring role in the Penguins’ 2017 Stanley Cup championship run.