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Penguins re-sign Jeffrey for two years

Tuesday, 07.12.2011 / 5:21 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011

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Penguins re-sign Jeffrey for two years
Dustin Jeffrey, who played a key role for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season after injuries ravaged their forward corps, signed a new two-year contract with the team Tuesday.
Dustin Jeffrey, who played a key role for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season after injuries ravaged their forward corps, signed a new two-year contract with the team Tuesday.

It is a two-way deal for the 2011-12 season and a one-way deal in 2012-13 with an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.

Jeffrey scored 7 goals and finished with 12 points in 25 games -- all career highs -- for the Penguins last season. His season, like that of teammates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, ended early as the result of a knee injury suffered March 24 against the Flyers.

A sixth-round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft, the 23-year-old Jeffrey has played 40 games with the Penguins over parts of three seasons, compiling 8 goals and 15 points.
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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday