PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penguins’ backup goaltender Jeff Zatkoff has signed a two-year contract extension with the team.

The Penguins announced the deal, which has an average annual value of $600,000, Saturday morning. It begins next season and runs through the 2015-2016 season.

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Zatkoff, 26, is a native of Detroit, Mich.

He has posted a 6-2 record with a 2.46 GAA and a .912 save percentage this season filling in as backup after Tomas Vokoun underwent a procedure to dissolve a blood clot just before the start of the season.

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Zatkoff was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in 2006.

He played last season with the Pens’ AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Before being drafted, Zatkoff played college hockey at Miami University of Ohio from 2005-2008.

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