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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford has signed a three-year extension.
According to the Penguins, the new deal will keep Rutherford with the team through the 2021-22 season.
“We think Jim Rutherford is one of the best general managers in all of sports and, during his tenure in Pittsburgh, arguably the best GM In the NHL,” Penguins co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle said in a joint statement.
Rutherford is currently in his fifth year with the team. During his time in Pittsburgh, he helped lead the Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles.
Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Rutherford served as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes for 20 years.
Financial terms of the deal were not released.