PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford has signed a three-year extension.READ MORE: Crews Working On Water Main Break On Magee Street In Uptown
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.READ MORE: Parkway North Inbound Lane Restriction Planned On Friday
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.MORE NEWS: 'Scooby-Doo Scares:' Haunted Houses Make Adjustments To Keep Patrons Safe Yet Spooked
Financial terms of the deal were not released.