The Pittsburgh Penguins finally reach a deal with restricted free agent Conor Sheary on a three-year pact worth a solid $9MM, according to Elliotte Friedman. He was the last restricted free agent the team had to sign.
Sheary was a big piece in the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup this past year by contributing with two goals and five assists for a total of seven points in the playoffs, but he took on a major role this season in the regular season, which it was his second year ever in the NHL. He scored 23 goals and dished the puck for 30 assists that combined for 53 points.
Finally, this is a team friendly deal for the Penguins. It allows Pittsburgh to be more flexible over the years from a lineup perspective and when it comes to bringing in players. After the 25-year old forward signed this deal, it will give the team $3.28MM in cap space to go sign a player or two at the center position.