The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly signed defenseman Rob Scuderi to a four-year deal on the first day of NHL free agency Friday.
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 6’1″, 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).