The Penguins have agreed to a six-year contract with forward Brian Rust
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It is reported that the Rust Penguins are trusted.
The team announced that Rust had agreed for six years, $ 30.75 million.
Rust, who is set to become an indefinitely free agent this summer, will not test the market and will not return to Pittsburgh.
In 60 games last season, Rast set the highest in his career in assists and points, scoring 24 goals, adding 34 assists, scoring 58 points.
The high number of goals in his career came before the pandemic ended the 2019-20 season when he scored 27 goals in 55 games.
The Penguins chose Rosta in the third round of the 2010 NHL Draft, and under the 80th overall pick he made his NHL debut in the 2014-15 season, but did leave his mark in the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Challenged in the middle of the season, Rast made a name for himself as a major player by scoring two winning goals, including a couple of goals in the seventh game of the conference finals, helped the Penguins win over Tampa Bay 2-1 and scoring their ticket to the final Stanley Cup.
Rast is just one of several key free agents the Penguins plan to re-sign this summer, including franchise defender Chris Letang and their other well-known center, Eugene Malkin.
According to the CapFriendly website, with the Rust extension of $ 5.125 million per season the team will have just over $ 23 million in reserve for the 2022-2023 season.