July 16, 2019 / 4:02 PM / 3 months ago

Penguins re-sign F Blueger to two-year contract

FILE PHOTO: Mar 25, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Teddy Blueger (53) celebrates in front of New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo (77) after scoring a goal during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Forward Teddy Blueger re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, agreeing to a two-year deal worth $1.5 million.

The contract runs through the 2021-21 season.

“Teddy is a perfect role model for younger players coming into the league,” assistant general manager Bill Guerin said. “When you watch a guy with his work ethic, determination and ability to trust the process of going through the proper steps to get to the NHL, you have a great example for younger players. Teddy came to us with great expectations, and he’s worked hard to meet each one. He has great hockey sense, he loves to compete and he’s a true professional.”

In 28 games with Pittsburgh last season, Blueger, 24, scored 10 points (six goals, four assists) and had one game-winning goal.

Blueger, a native of Latvia, made his NHL debut on Jan. 30.

The Penguins selected Blueger in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft, and he joined the franchise after playing four years at Minnesota State.

Before being called up to Pittsburgh, Blueger scored 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

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