Posted July 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up another elite young player long term, announcing Tuesday they had agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang. A finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Letang received an eight-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million. That will now jump to $7.25 beginning in 2014-15, before which Letang was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. Letang, 26, tied for the scoring lead among NHL defensemen last season with 38 points in 35 games. He has 44 goals and 165 assists in 385 career games over six-plus seasons. Letang joins star centers Sidney Crosby (12 years, $104.4 million) and Evgeni Malkin (eight years, $76 million) as players the Penguins have given long-term contracts to in the past 13 months. Under the collective bargaining agreement, Letang cannot sign till Friday.

Pittsburgh Penguins Extend Kris Letang

The Kris Letang contract negotiations have officially ended.  The Penguins and star defensemen have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension that will keep Letang in Black and Vegas Gold. Letang has one-year remaining on his current deal which has a cap hit of $3.5 million. The extension begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 season,...

Kris Letang Contract Demands by @ExcitedBobErrey

Word leaked before the draft Sunday that Kris Letang had agreed to an 8 year, $58 million dollar extension to remain in Pittsburgh.  However, it wasn't until yesterday afternoon that the Penguins finally announced the deal, while the delay was attributed to minor issues that needed to be resolved.  Our inside source in the Penguins organization, a high ranking member of the...

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  Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images The Pascal Dupuis era in Pittsburgh will not be coming to an end after all. After general manager Ray Shero had discussions with Dupuis’ agent late Tuesday night, the two sides finally agreed to a deal. Dupuis signed a four-year contract worth $15 million, which breaks down to a $3.75 million cap hit per season. Dupuis was scheduled to become...

Penguins re-sign Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis

The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang and re-signed forward Pascal Dupuis on Tuesday. Letang, a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, signed an eight-year, $58 million contract extension.  His new deal begins during the 2014-15 season and runs through 2021-22.  Letang will be 35-years-old when the contract is up. Dupuis, who...

Letang Agrees To Terms With The Penguins

from the Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an average annual value of $7.25 million. continued

Kris Letang Officially Agrees to an Eight-Year Extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins

Via the Pens: The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an average annual value of $7.25 million. According to Dave Molinari...

Dupuis remains a Penguins as Shero brings band back together.

Pascal Dupuis is a Penguins for four more years. [ Eye on hockey ] The deal, four-years for 15-million is a little longer than anyone would have thought, but as Mike Colligan pointed out in a conversation, Shero had to throw in an extra year to get the average down. Dupuis, once just thought of as a throw in to the Hossa trade, has become a staple in Pittsburgh. He no question...

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The Penguins continue to lock up weapons for the long haul. Hours after agreeing to an eight-year, $58 million extension with high-scoring defenseman Kris Letang, Pittsburgh announced Tuesday night that winger Pascal Dupuis has signed a four-year deal to remain with the team. The Pens will pay Dupuis $3.75 million per year through the 2016-17 season. While playing in the sizable...

Kris Letang inks eight-year extension with Pittsburgh Penguins

Defenseman Kris Letang took himself off the market on July 2 when he re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Letang inked his name to an eight-year deal worth $58 million. Letang was considered by many to be the best defenseman in the NHL this season as he tied for the scoring lead among all blue liners with 38 points in just 35 games played. He was one of the three finalists for...

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Top pick MacKinnon eager to lead Avs turnaround

Growing up, Nathan MacKinnon admired the game of his idol, Sidney Crosby. He even had posters on his wall of the Pittsburgh star. Now, the 17-year-old MacKinnon gets to carve out his own identity after he was the first pick of the draft by the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday. Much like Crosby eight years ago, MacKinnon will be counted on to turn around a franchise, one that finished...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Draft Results

Today was a big day for the Pittsburgh Penguins as well as the league in general. Though it hasn’t been finalized and announced yet, Kris Letang will be brought back for eight more years. Also, shortly before the draft started, Tyler Kennedy was traded to the San Jose Sharks to put the Penguins into the…
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