Penguins re-sign McCann to 2-year deal with $2.94M AAV
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The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed restricted free-agent forward Jared McCann to a two-year contract carrying an annual cap hit of $2.94 million, the team announced Friday.

McCann tallied 14 goals and 35 points in 55 games this season while averaging 15:15 per night. The 24-year-old has been used as both a center and a winger since arriving in Pittsburgh in 2019. He's proven to be a strong defensive player, too.

The Florida Panthers dealt McCann to the Pens prior to the 2019 trade deadline along with Nick Bjugstad in exchange for Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a second-round pick, and two fourth-round picks. Bjugstad was traded to the Minnesota Wild last week for a conditional pick.

McCann was chosen 24th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.

The Penguins now have $75.4 million committed to 11 forwards, eight defensemen, and one goalie for next season, according to CapFriendly.

Penguins re-sign McCann to 2-year deal with $2.94M AAV
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