Penguins Sign Jesse Puljujarvi to Multi-Year Deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a notable move, as they have signed forward Jesse Puljujarvi to a two-year contract. He will carry an average annual value of $800,000.

Puljujarvi, 25, had been playing with the Penguins' AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and now his solid play has earned him a multi-year contract with the NHL squad. In 13 AHL games this season with the Baby Pens, he has four goals to go along with nine points.

Puljujarvi will now look to make a big impact with the Penguins from here. The 2016 fourth-overall pick is coming off of a tough season split between the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes. In 75 games on the season, he had just 16 points. However, after getting offseason hip surgery, the hope is that he will heat back up.

Puljujarvi will provide the Penguins with a bit more forward depth over these next two seasons. He will likely see time in their bottom six while with the NHL squad. However, if he bounces back or even takes a step forward in his development with the Penguins, he could become a very impactful player for them. 

We will now need to wait and see how big of a signing Puljujarvi ends up being for the Penguins from here. Overall, there is very little risk in this move.

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