Penguins re-sign Kunitz to two-year contract extension

TSN.ca Staff
10/13/2011 10:36:13 AM
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Chris Kunitz to a two-year contract extension.

The deal will run through the 2013-14 campaign and has an annual cap hit of $3.725 million.

Last year the 32-year-old had one of his best NHL seasons, ranking second on the team with 23 goals – the second-highest total of his career – and adding 25 assists for 48 points in 66 games.

This season, he has one assist in four games.

Kunitz has appeared in 140 regular-season games with the Penguins, totaling 43 goals and 56 assists, a plus-25 rating, 12 power-play goals and two shorthanded tallies.

A native of Regina, SK, Kunitz was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 26, 2009 with Eric Tangradi in exchange for Ryan Whitney.

Overall, Kunitz has appeared in 455 career games with the Penguins, Ducks and the Atlanta Thrashers since signing with Anaheim as an undrafted free agent, totaling 124 goals, 167 assists and 291 points and a plus-82 rating.

Chris Kunitz (Photo: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)


(Photo: Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
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