Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pens Sign Go-Go for 3 more years.



Per penguins.com: The Penguins resigned defenseman Alex Goligoski to a three year contract. Coming into the off-season Goligoski was on the last year of his contract and was paid a little under $984,000.

Go-Go was coming off a strong year for the Penguins where he was the primary fill in for injured defenseman Sergei Gonchar when he was out for most of the season with shoulder surgery. Goligoski maned the point on the power play and contributed 20 points (6+14) in 45 games for the Pens. Go-Go also participated in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs when Sarge went down against Washington.

As we can see Ray Shero was just not hanging out at the pool with Mario and the Cup the past couple of days. With three potential defenseman being UFA's this offseason it was good to see he could replace one of those by resigning Go-Go.

Go-Go should be here for the future and played well in his time this season. You have to figure that the Penguins are not going to resign Gill, Scuds, and Boucher so Go-Go should be an everyday defenseman next year on the team. A spot he definatly deserves.

Here is the link.

Edit: Go-Go's contract is three years at $5.5 million. That will shake out to $1,833,333 cap hit over the term of his contract. Once again, good signing for King Shero.

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