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The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed versatile ahead Jared McCann to a two-year contract, the workforce introduced Friday.
The deal, which runs by way of the 2021-22 season, carries a mean annual worth of $2.94 million.
“Jared is an effective offensive participant who can play heart or wing,” Penguins government vp and basic supervisor Jim Rutherford mentioned. “We noticed enchancment in his play this 12 months and really feel that there’s extra upside to his recreation.”
McCann, 24, recorded a career-high 21 assists and matched his profession better of 35 factors in 66 video games this season. He additionally reached a profession excessive for power-play factors (six).
His 14 objectives had been the second most of his profession. He tallied 19 whereas splitting time with the Florida Panthers and Penguins in 2018-19.
McCann had one help in three video games through the workforce’s qualifying-round loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
McCann has collected 123 factors (52 objectives, 71 assists) in 310 profession video games with the Vancouver Canucks, Panthers and Penguins. He was chosen by the Canucks with the 24th total choose of the 2014 NHL Draft.