The Pittsburgh Penguins this morning announced that the team has signed defenseman Deryk Engelland to a 3 year extension. The deal is worth $1.701 million.
Engelland will have a cap hit of $566,700 and that deal is seen as a bargain around the league.
Engelland, 28, is in his first full season with Pittsburgh. Has posted five points (2G-3A) and a team leading 76 penalty minutes in 32 games.
The deal is a one-way contract.
Engelland has established himself as one of the toughest defenseman in the game and the Penguins now have seven defensemen under contract for next season.
Alex Goligoski is under contract through 2011-12, Ben Lovejoy through 2012-13; Brooks Orpik 2013-14; Kris Letang 2013-14; Engelland 2013-14; Paul Martin 2014-15; Zbynek Michalek 2014-15.