Penguins Sign Defenseman Rob Scuderi

From the Pittsburgh Penguins site Penguins Sign Defenseman Rob Scuderi to a four year deal at $3.375 million per season deal.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Rob Scuderi to a four-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

The deal runs through the 2016-17 campaign, and has an average annual value of $3.375 million.

Scuderi, 34, re-joins the Pittsburgh organization after spending the past four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. The defensive-minded blueliner originally played five-plus seasons with the Penguins between 2003-09, helping the team to a Stanley Cup championship in 2009.

The 6-foot-1, 216-pound Scuderi appeared in all 48 regular-season games with Los Angeles in 2012-13, tallying one goal, 11 assists and 12 points. He led the team in both blocked shots (66) and shorthanded minutes (3:13) while averaging 21:47 minutes per contest. Scuderi collected three assists and led the Kings with a plus-9 rating in 18 games during the postseason.

Scuderi was an integral member of Los Angeles’ 2012 Stanley Cup championship squad, placing second on the team with 34 blocked shots and second among team blueliners with a plus-9 rating in 20 postseason games. In 38 combined postseason games over the previous two springs, Scuderi has been a plus or even player 33 times, giving him a cumulative plus-18 rating during that span.

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