Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Orpik Makes a Mint to Stay

In a deal that eerily looks like what Jay McKee earned a few years ago for being the best shot blocker, Brooks Orpik has signed a 6-year deal, worth $22.5 million to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Orpik will count $3.75 million against the cap in those six years and he only posted 11 points in 78 games for the Penguins. He was considered one of the best physical defenders available, leading the Penguins with 239 hits during the season.

Evgeni MalkinSergei GoncharDany Sabourin
Sidney CrosbyRyan Whitney
Petr SykoraHal Gill
Jordan StaalKristopher Letang
Pascal DupuisBrooks Orpik
Maxime TalbotDarryl Sydor
Tyler KennedyRob Scuderi
Eric Godard

The Penguins now have 16 players signed on for next season at a cap hit of $40 million.

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