Pens give Lafferty deal for two years
From Mirror reports
Hollidaysburg native Sam Lafferty impressed enough in his short time with the Pittsburgh Penguins to warrant a new deal.
The team announced Thursday that they have signed the one-time Golden Tiger to a two-year contract extension.
According to the Penguins’ website, the contract will run through the 2021-2022 season and has an average annual value of $750,000.
Lafferty, 25, spent a good part of his rookie season with Pittsburgh in 2019-20. In 50 games, the forward recorded six goals, seven assists and 13 points with a plus-5 rating. His six goals were tied with John Marino for the Pens’ rookie lead.
He should be able to compete for a spot on the opening-night roster next year, especially with an offseason shoulder injury to Zach Aston-Reese that required surgery.