Penguins re-sign center Teddy Blueger to 2-year deal | TribLIVE.com
Penguins/NHL

Penguins re-sign center Teddy Blueger to 2-year deal

Jonathan Bombulie
1417824_web1_934048-293244b319ba40269f0ab8348a4132b9
AP
Center Teddy Blueger had six goals and 10 points in 28 games with the Penguins last season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed one of their remaining three restricted free agents Tuesday, agreeing with center Teddy Blueger on a two-year, one-way contract with an average annual salary of $750,000.

Blueger, a 24-year-old former second-round draft pick, emerged as an NHL regular last season after playing two-plus years with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL. He had three goals in his first seven games with the Penguins, finishing with six goals and 10 points in 28 games.

He will likely replace the recently retired Matt Cullen as the team’s fourth-line center this season.

“Teddy is a perfect role model for younger players coming into the league,” assistant general manager Bill Guerin said in a release. “When you watch a guy with his work ethic, determination and ability to trust the process of going through the proper steps to get to the NHL, you have a great example for younger players. Teddy came to us with great expectations, and he’s worked hard to meet each one. He has great hockey sense. He loves to compete, and he’s a true professional.”

With Blueger signed, defenseman Marcus Pettersson and winger Zach Aston-Reese are the restricted free agents the Penguins have yet to sign.

If the Penguins don’t reach an agreement beforehand, Aston-Reese is scheduled for an arbitration hearing July 22.

Pettersson, a 23-year-old defenseman coming off an impressive rookie season, could be in line for a longer, more lucrative contract extension.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | Penguins
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.