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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.

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