Agent: Ehrhoff prioritizing shot at Cup over long-term free-agent deal

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Christian Ehrhoff wants to win.

Set to hit unrestricted free agency after a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the 32-year-old defenseman is placing the desire to hoist the Stanley Cup over long-term security, according to his agent.

"(A long-term contract) is not his priority," Rick Curran told Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. "His priority is to get with a club that’s competitive and has a chance to challenge for a Cup."

Ehrhoff's season with the Penguins was derailed by a concussion, but he's proven to be an offensive puck mover with positive possession numbers over the course his career.

As a result, it appears as though Ehrhoff will have plenty of options on July 1.

"I’ve had a number of clubs call me to let me know that they’re going to be interested (when the market opens)," Curran said.

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