The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Ian Cole to a three-year, $6.3 million contract with an annual average value of $2.1 million.
Ian Cole 3 year contract breakdown….$1.5, $2.3, $2.5 #Pens
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) June 29, 2015
Cole, who was acquired by the Pens from the Blues in March, appeared in 20 regular season games for Pittsburgh scoring a goal and eight points to go along with a minus-2 rating while averaging 18:29 in time on ice.
The 6-foot-1, 219-pound blue liner also appeared in five playoff games with the Pens registering two assists while averaging 23 minutes in ice time.
So happy to be married to the best girl in the world & to head back to Pitt for the next 3 years. We're excited for what the future holds!
— Ian Cole (@ICole28) June 29, 2015
Originally a first-round pick (18th overall) by St. Louis in 2007, Cole appeared in 167 games for the Blues over five seasons.
With the signing Pittsburgh now has five defensemen under contract for 2015-16, according to Generalfanager.com. The Pens have roughly $13.7 million left to work with to fill out their roster.