The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward, Teddy Blueger to a two-year contract extension. The Penguins announced the signing via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. Additionally, the one-way contract carries an average annual value of $2.2 million through the 2022-23 season.
Teddy Blueger Re-Signs with Pittsburgh
Blueger has yet to play a full 82-game season over his 3-year NHL experience, all as a member of the Penguins organization. So far, the 26-year-old has potted 22 goals and 32 assists for 54 points in 140 career NHL games. He was selected in the second round, 52nd overall in the 2012 Entry Draft.
This past season, Blueger recorded 7 goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 43 games. This tied his total of 22 points in the 2019-20 season, but this time coming in 26 fewer games. He also added 16 penalty minutes to compliment his point totals.
The young centreman has provided excellent defensive value for the Penguins so far in his career. According to data from Evolving Hockey, Blueger provided a steady impact on both sides of the puck this past season. He recorded a wins-above-replacement value (WAR) of 1.1. Blueger also posted an offensive value (OFF) of 2.6 and a defensive value (DEF) of 2.7.