PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Penguins have signed Juuso Riikola to a one-year contract following the defenseman’s rookie campaign.

The team’s executive vice president and general manager, Jim Rutherford, announced that Riikola had been re-signed Thursday. His new contract has an average annual value of $850,000.

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Riikola made his NHL debut last year during the Oct. 11 Penguins game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Last season, the 25-year-old played 37 games and amassed two goals, three assists and five points with a plus-three.

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The Finland native scored both goals on a power play. His first NHL goal, on Dec. 29 in St Louis, won the game.

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“Juuso has adjusted to the North American style of hockey seamlessly,” assistant general manager Bill Guerin said. “He’s a very confident guy, and he’s also a great skater that moves the puck really well. We expect him to make an even bigger impact this year.”