PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have locked up a key piece of their defense corps in a long-term deal.

According to the Penguins’ official website, the team has agreed to terms on a six-year deal with Brian Dumoulin.

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The deal runs through the 2022-23 season and carries a salary cap hit of $4.1 million per year.

The 25-year-old defenseman led the team in ice time (21:59 per game) and led defensemen in plus-minus (plus-9) during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In 163 regular season games at the NHL level, Dumoulin has 33 points (2 goals, 31 assists).

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