Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rust Avoids Restricted Free Agency in Pittsburgh

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins also took care of some restricted free agent business, re-signing forward Bryan Rust to a new 4-year deal, worth $14 million in total, a $3.5 million cap hit per season.

Despite playing only 69 games in the 2018 regular season, Rust was a very productive contributor to the Penguins' offense, scoring 13 goals and 38 points in that time, good enough for 156th in forwards scoring, 219th overall.

In the playoffs, Rust wasn't quite as productive, finishing with only 3 goals in 12 games, one of the reasons that they couldn't quite make it out of the 2nd round, but he was a key contributor to their back-to-back runs, so you can't be too hard him.

As Wednesday has been moving on, there are more updates coming for Pittsburgh, but needless to say, if they wanted to keep busy, they needed to get a bit more work done to get this roster all rounded out.

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