Penguins Sign Defenseman Pettersson To 1-Year Deal

The 23-year-old game over in a trade with Anaheim for Daniel Sprong last December

Andrew Limberg
September 12, 2019 - 5:13 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Penguins have re-signed defenseman Marcus Pettersson.

General Manager Jim Rutherford announced the one-year deal Thursday.

Pettersson will make a little over $874,100 this season

 “Marcus is a smart, reliable defenseman who improved our defensive corps after coming over from Anaheim last year,” said Rutherford. “We are fortunate to have a good, young defenseman of his caliber in our top-six.”

The 6-foot-3, 177 Pettersson came from the Anaheim Ducks last December in a trade for Daniel Sprong.

In 57 games for the Penguins last season, the 23-year-old scored 2 goals (a career high) and had 17 point. He was a plus 13.

In his second year but still considered a rookie, Pettersson ranked second in assists and third in both points and plus-minus among rookie defensemen.

Pettersson also played in all four playoff games against the Islanders and had an assist in game three.

The Penguins kick off training camp Friday.

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