PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have extended goaltender Casey DeSmith for three more seasons.
The team made the announcement on Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Gov. Wolf Says Rite Aid Pharmacies In State Will Receive 123,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses For School Employees And Students
“The Penguins have signed goaltender Casey DeSmith to a three-year contract extension. The deal begins with the 2019.20 season and carries an average annual value of $1.25 million.”
DeSmith, 27, has been with the Penguins organization over the last four years.MORE NEWS: High School Spring Sports Kick Off After Being Canceled Last Year During Pandemic's Start
In 26 games this season, the netminder has a 12-7-4 record with a .924 save percentage, a 2.47 goals against average and two shutouts. In relief for a struggling and hurt Matt Murray, DeSmith went 8-3-1 from November 21 through December 31, 2018 to help the Penguins get back on track at the end of the calendar year.