Pittsburgh Penguins, Rickard Rakell reach agreement on contract
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Rickard Rakell is staying in Pittsburgh.
Rakell and the Penguins agreed to terms on a six-year contract worth $5 million per year, the team announced Monday. Mike DeFabo from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was the first to report the news.
"Rickard proved that he is a great addition to our team this season," general manager Ron Hextall said in a release. "He brings versatility and offense to our lineup, and we know he will be an impactful player for us going forward."
The winger, who was traded by Anaheim to Pittsburgh in March, played 19 games with the Penguins and tallied 13 points.
The 29-year-old spent the first nine years of his career with the Ducks after being selected in the first round of the 2011 NHL Draft.