Bryan Rust, Penguins agree to 6 year contract extension

PITTSBURGH — Forward Bryan Rust and the Penguins have agreed to a six-year contract extension, according to a release from the team.

Rust’s contract extension is worth $30.75 million and begins at the start of the 2022-23 season. The contract runs through the 2027-28 season. Rust will make $5.125 million annually.

“Bryan exemplifies what it means to be a Pittsburgh Penguin,” said general manager Ron Hextall. “Since being drafted by Pittsburgh, he has developed into a versatile player and leader on our team, capable of contributing in any situation. His leadership qualities and experience as a two-time Stanley Cup champion is an important piece of our team.”

Rust is 30 years old and a two-time Stanley Cup Champion. In the 2021-22 season, Rust recorded a career-best 58 points in 60 games.