Penguins sign G DeSmith to three-year extension

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith has signed a three-year contract extension, general manager Jim Rutherford announced Friday. The deal is worth an average of $1.25 million annually and begins with the 2019-20 season.

"Since joining the Penguins' organization, Casey has excelled for us at every level, first in Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and now here in Pittsburgh," Rutherford said in a team statement. "We're pleased to have him signed with our organization for the next three-and-a-half seasons."

DeSmith played his first two NHL seasons on an AHL deal before Pittsburgh signed him to an NHL contract on July 1, 2017. In 26 games this season, the 27-year-old has a 2.47 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage, and he has a 12-7-4 record, including two shutouts. Overall, he is 18-11-5 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .923 save-percentage with three career shutouts.

DeSmith made his NHL debut in at loss at Winnipeg on Oct. 29, 2017, and recorded his first win in his first NHL start on Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles in a 3-1 win vs. the Kings. DeSmith recorded his first career shutout in the Penguins' regular-season finale vs. Ottawa. He recorded 35 saves in the 4-0 win over the Senators.

--Field Level Media

01/11/2019 16:00

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