National Hockey League

Penguins give Kunitz three-year extension

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Chris Kunitz have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season.

Kunitz will play out the remainder of his old contract before the new deal goes into effect with the 2014-15 season. The new pact will pay him an average annual value of $3.85 million.

The 33-year-old veteran led the Penguins with 22 goals and was second in scoring with 52 points during the shortened 2013 season. He added five goals and five assists in 15 playoff games, as the Pens reached the Eastern Conference finals.

Kunitz joined the Penguins in a February 2009 trade from Anaheim and helped Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup title that spring. He also won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.

In 581 NHL games for the Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers and Penguins, Kunitz has 172 goals and 231 assists for 403 points. He has added 17 goals and 58 points in 99 playoff games.

06/27 09:57:46 ET

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