Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/5/14

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup following the Penguins victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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 could have become an unrestricted free agent Friday, received a four-year, $15 million deal. Letang 26, had 38 points in 35 games (5 goals, 33 assists).  He has 44 goals and 165 assists in 385 career games over six-plus seasons. “He’s a very important player for us. He’s getting better as a defenseman,” Penguins general manager Ray Shero said. “His best days are ahead of him. It’s fortunate for us that we can sign him and keep him playing for the Penguins.” The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Dupuis reached the 20-goal mark for the second-straight year in 2012-13.  He finished the season with 36 blocked shots and 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) in 48 games.  He also scored seven goals and four assists in 15 playoff games. The post Penguins re-sign Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis appeared first on Sports Glory.

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