"Jared is a good offensive player who can play center or wing,” said vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford in a release.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Penguins have re-signed forward Jared McCann to a two-year contract, the team announced.

The Penguins say the deal runs through the 2021-22 season and carries an average annual value of $2.94 million.

“Jared is a good offensive player who can play center or wing,” said vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford in a release. “We saw improvement in his play this year and feel that there is more upside to his game.”

This season, the 24-year-old forward set career highs in assists with 21, points with 35 and power-play goals with six.