Penguins, Malkin agree to 4-year, $24.4M contract

Posted: 12/07/2022 in NHL
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Geno isn’t going anywhere, after all.

Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to a four-year contract with an average annual value of $6.1 million on the eve of free agency.

Recent reports indicated that Malkin would hit the open market. He even apparently texted some of his Penguins teammates that the front office thinks he’s “not good anymore.” There appeared to be serious tension between the two sides.

But that’s likely water under the bridge now. The new pact will keep Malkin in Pittsburgh through his age-39 campaign, and possibly through the end of his storied playing career.

Malkin’s new contract also comes in at the same AAV that Kris Letang received on his new deal.

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