Joe Vitale Gets The Contract Extension He Deserves

From the Pittsburgh Penguins website:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Joe Vitale to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

The deal begins with the 2012-13 season and runs through the 2013-14 campaign, and has an average annual value of $550,000.

Vitale, 26, has emerged as one of the Penguins’ most versatile performers during his first full NHL campaign. In 44 games this year, Vitale has three goals, seven assists and 10 points.

Vitale definitely deserves the extension. He's been impressive in his role and he certainly fits into Dan Bylsma's system. At $550,000/year he's a good value for the Penguins as well.

Another great job by Ray Shero.