Penguins Sign McCann To Two-Year Extension

The move quiets trade rumors
Jared McCann
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jared McCann to a two-year contract extension.

Pens General Manager Jim Rutherford made the announcement on Friday.

The deal keeps McCann as a Penguins through the 2021-22 seasons and he will make $2.94 million a season.

“Jared is a good offensive player who can play center or wing,” said Rutherford. “We saw improvement in his play this year and feel that there is more upside to his game.”

The signing also silences any trade rumors McCann was a part of.

The 24-year-old had career highs last season with 21 assists, 35 points and six power play points in 66 games.

He also had four game-winning goals in 2019-20.

McCann had one assist in the Penguins short-lived Stanley Cup Playoffs appearance.