It seems as if the Penguins free agent business for the summer is done and over with.
The Penguins have agreed to terms with goaltender Tristan Jarry (@tjarry35) on a two-year contract.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 26, 2018
Jarry’s contract is a two-way deal in 2018.19 and a one-way deal in 2019.20. The average annual value at the NHL level is $675,000.
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Nothing surprising here at all. Jarry didn’t really have any leverage to ask for more than this, and offer sheets aren’t a reality in the NHL anymore, so it was just a matter of time.
My understanding — based on a conversation with GMJR back in May — is that DeSmith and Jarry will compete throughout the preseason for the right to back up Murray.— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) July 26, 2018
Starting the season with either of these two as the backup can’t be any worse than starting the season like they did with Antti Niemi last year, right?