The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed ahead Bryan Rust to a 4-calendar year agreement, it was announced now by government vice president and general supervisor Jim Rutherford.
The offer runs via the 2021-22 marketing campaign, and it carries an typical once-a-year worth of $3.5 million.
Rust, 26, concluded off a profession calendar year in the 2017-18 typical period, placing highs in assists (25) and points (38) in 69 game titles. He had a few goals in 12 playoff game titles in the course of the 2018 postseason. Rust played some of his ideal hockey in the second 50 %, when he returned from damage on January 23 and proceeded to document 20 points (9G-11A) and a moreover-17 above his closing 31 game titles. 3 of his 9 goals in that span ended up activity-winners.
By now a two-time Stanley Cup winner, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound Rust has confirmed to be a clutch playoff performer with 11 points (10G-1A) in 18 profession playoff elimination game titles. He included to that stat in the 2018 playoffs, scoring goals from Philadelphia in Game titles 5 and 6 in the course of the Penguins’ Very first Spherical sequence victory.
A indigenous of Pontiac, Michigan, Rust had a assisting hand in a pair of Stanley Cups, scoring the sequence-clinching activity-successful goals from Columbus and Washington in the 2017 postseason. He also scored the two of Pittsburgh’s goals in the 2-1 Recreation 7 defeat of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2016 Jap Conference Last. He became the fourth player in NHL background to have his first a few profession activity-winners clinch a sequence. His 6 goals in the 2016 postseason run are second-most by a rookie in club background.
Rust has 21 points (16G-5A) in 58 profession playoff game titles with Pittsburgh, wherever a quarter of his playoff goals have been activity-winners. Rust has 79 points (33G-46A) in 181 profession typical-period game titles with the Penguins. He has enhanced his offensive totals in each individual of his a few seasons.
Rust was drafted by Pittsburgh in the third spherical (80th all round) in the 2010 NHL Draft. Just before turning pro, he put in 4 seasons at Notre Dame, wherever he won the team’s Unsung Hero Award as a senior.