The Pittsburgh Penguins
on Monday announced that the team has signed defenseman Deryk Engelland
to a three-year contract extension. The deal, which will keep Engelland in Pittsburgh through the 2013-14 season, will pay the physical blueliner an average of $566,700 per year.
Engelland has 5 points and a team-best 76 penalty minutes in 32 games.
Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils
in the sixth round of the 2000 Entry Draft, Engelland signed with the Penguins as a free agent in July 2007. In 41 NHL games, all with the Penguins, Engelland has 2 goals, 7 points and 93 penalty minutes.
Despite not being one of the team's headlining defensemen, Engelland gained attention in recent weeks for his role in the HBO series "24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road To The Winter Classic," in which he figured prominently in the opening episode after an on-ice scrap with Colton Orr
of the Toronto Maple Leafs
With Engelland extended, Pittsburgh now has all seven of its current defensemen locked up through the 2011-12 season.