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Penguins re-sign Chad Ruhwedel to 1-year contract extension

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The Penguins defenseman will be under contract for another year.

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The Penguins have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a 1-year contract extension.

The contract will kick in when the 2020-21 season ends and will be for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

The 1-year contract will carry a $750,000 AAV under the salary cap.

“Chad is a reliable, depth defenseman who is a great teammate,” Rutherford said in a press release. “He keeps himself in great shape and is always game-ready, which is important for a player in his role and the success of our team.”

Ruhwedel, now 30-years old played in 41 games for the Penguins.

In those 41 games, Ruhwedel registered two goals, four assists, and a total of six points.

Ruhwedel has been a member of the Penguins organization since he signed with the team as a free agent in July 2016.

Ruhwedel’s best point production with the team came in his first year, scoring 10 points in 34 games in the 2016-17 season.