May 28, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi (7) passes the puck past San Jose Sharks center Scott Gomez (23) during second period action in game seven of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens Sign Rob Scuderi To Four Years


The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly signed defenseman Rob Scuderi to a four-year deal on the first day of NHL free agency Friday – according to the Pens’ website.

His contract is set to expire following the 2016-17 season and will earn him $13.5 million – which is an average of $3.375 million per year.

Scuderi, who spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth-round (134th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and played a focal part in the Pens 2009 Stanley Cup victory.

The 6-foot-1, 219-pound blueliner spent five campaigns with the Pens and was a shot-blocking machine.

Stonewalling 164 shots during the 2009 regular-season, he led the entire team in said category and topped all Pens skaters with a plus-23 rating.

Consummating an average of 2:58 minutes of ice-time per game, Scuderi led the team in that statistic as well.

Over the course of 349 games between the regular-season and postseason with the Pens, Scuderi has compiled 47 points (4G, 43A).

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