Penguins Re-Sign Dustin Jeffrey

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Pittsburgh Penguins announce that they have re-signed forward Dustin Jeffrey to a two-year deal worth $575,000 a season at the NHL level. The first year of his contract is a two-way deal, meaning he will make less than $575,000 at the AHL level, but the second year of his deal is a one-way deal that will pay him $575,000 no matter where he plays.

Jeffrey had a breakout year in 2010-11, registering 45 points (17G-28A) in 40 games with Wilkes-Barre Scranton and appearing in 25 NHL games with Pittsburgh, tallying 12 points (7G-5A) before tearing his ACL against the Philadelphia Flyers.

This is a great deal for the Penguins organization, locking Jeffrey up for two years. He should start the season in the AHL to make sure his knee is 100% ready to go, but I see him being a full-time NHL player very soon.


mackenziesu said...

Excellent signing and pretty much what I thought it would be with 2-way the first year and NHL the second year. Hopefully, he returns from surgery and takes off where he left. If so, great dollar value on this signing. Like you, I see him starting for a bit in the AHL and then moving up to the NHL

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