PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Zach Aston-Reese have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2020-21 season.
The deal is worth $1 million annually. The two sides came together Monday minutes before heading to arbitration.
The 24-year-old Aston-Reese posted career highs in goals with eight and assists with nine despite being limited to 43 games because of a hand injury. He skated alongside Sidney Crosby on the top line but also put in work with the fourth line.
Aston-Reese gives the Penguins more options as they try to bounce back from a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders.
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