By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Penguins have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a one-year contract extension.

The move was announced Friday by the team. The extension begins following the 2020-21 season and runs through the 2021-22 season.

Ruhwedel played in 41 games last year, tallying four assists and two goals.

“Chad is a reliable, depth defenseman who is a great teammate,” general manager Jim Rutherford said in a release. “He keeps himself in great shape and is always game-ready, which is important for a player in his role and the success of our team.”