By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penguins defenseman John Marino has been re-signed to a six year contract extension with the Penguins, the organization announced Sunday.
“We are very fortunate to have a young, skilled defenseman like John in our organization,” Rutherford said. “His rookie season proved he is a top-four defenseman with great hockey sense. We were impressed with his strong defensive play and look forward to watching him develop offensively. ”
The Penguins say the contract has an average annual value of $4.4 million.
#Penguins make it official
They have re-signed defenseman John Marino to a six-year contract extension.
The deal begins in 2021.22 and runs through the 2026.27 season, with an AAV of $4.4 million.
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) January 3, 2021
The contract begins with the 2021-2022 season and goes through the 2026-2027 season.
Marino had previously only had one year left in his entry-level deal.
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