The Penguins have re-signed forward Pascal Dupuis to a two-year contract worth a total of $3 million. He will have a salary cap hit of $1.5 million.
Dupuis, 32, appeared in 80 games last season and scored 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists). A key member of the team's league-best penalty killing unit, Dupuis averaged 2:24 of shorthanded ice time per game last season and led the team with four shorthanded goals.
A member of the 2009 Stanley Cup championship team, his previous salary cap hit was 1.4.
EN Says: This is a solid signing. Dupuis is a pretty versatile player. He can pretty much play on all four lines. And while he's hardly an ideal choice for the top line, Sidney Crosby has found a comfort level with Dupuis riding shotgun.
Dupuis was a major part of the team's excellent penalty killing unit last season. Additionally, he's a good citizen in the locker room, something the organization places a large value on.
Considering how lean the free agent market is looking, Dupuis probably could have received a considerable bump in salary for next season. He took less in order to stick with a good situation in Pittsburgh.
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