• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Penguins and defenceman Matt Niskanen agree to two-year, $4.6 million deal

Pittsburgh Penguins' Pascal Dupuis, center, celebrates his second-period goal with teammates Steve Sullivan, left, and Matt Niskanen (2) during an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenceman Niskanen have agreed to $4.6-million, two-year deal that will keep him with the team until 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar

Zoom Image

Pittsburgh Penguins' Pascal Dupuis, center, celebrates his second-period goal with teammates Steve Sullivan, left, and Matt Niskanen (2) during an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenceman Niskanen have agreed to $4.6-million, two-year deal that will keep him with the team until 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Gene J. Puskar

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenceman Matt Niskanen have agreed to $4.6-million, two-year deal that will keep him with the team until 2014.

The 25-year-old Niskanen had four goals and 17 assists in 75 games last season with Pittsburgh and had a plus-nine rating. Niskanen joined the Penguins in 2010-11 in the same trade that brought forward James Neal to the team.

Niskanen has proven to be a deft penalty killer for the Penguins and is considered a key part of the blue line after the team shipped Zbynek Michalek to Phoenix last week.

More Stories

NHL free-agent defenceman Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident; extent of injuries unclear

DENVER - Free-agent NHL defenceman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a...

Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to a one-year...

Ducks sign defenceman Sami Vatanen to 2-year contract coming off rookie season

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Ducks have signed defenceman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming...

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Did the Colorado Avalanche overpay Ryan O'Reilly (two years, $6 million per)?




Contests

Our Partners