The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with goaltender Tristan Jarry on a two-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Jarry's contract is a two-way deal in 2018-19, and a one-way deal in 2019-20. The average annual value at the NHL level is $675,000.
The 23-year-old Jarry split time between Pittsburgh and its top minor-league affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in 2017-18. Jarry saw his first extensive NHL action, playing in 26 games with the Penguins, plus another 16 AHL contests with WBS.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pound Jarry started in 23 of his 26 NHL regular-season games and went 14-6-2 with the Penguins. Jarry led all NHL rookies with 14 wins, while his two shutouts led the team.
The Surrey, British Columbia native went 9-5-2 with a 3.05 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage in his 16 regular-season games with WBS in '17-18.
In his 2016-17 season, Jarry shared the Harry Holmes Award alongside teammate Casey DeSmith after the duo combined to allow the fewest goals in the American Hockey League. Jarry played 45 games that season and went 28-15-2 with a career high 2.15 goals-against average and a career-high .925 save percentage. He ranked third in the AHL with his 28 wins, plus he had three shutouts.
Jarry was selected by the Penguins in the second round (44th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft after he went 18-7-0 with a 1.61 goals-against average and .936 save percentage with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. He led the WHL with a 1.61 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in the 2012-13 season. His following 2013-14 season, he had 44 wins for Edmonton to lead the entire WHL. That same season, Jarry led his team to the WHL championship and a Memorial Cup title against the Portland Winterhawks.