Pens sign second-rounder Filip Gustavsson to entry-level deal

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Just days after winning the Stanley Cup, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back at work, as they’ve signed goaltender Filip Gustavsson to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to capfriendly.com.

The deal comes with a cap hit of just over $775,000 if he’s in the NHL. He’ll earn $90,000 if he’s sent to the minors.

The Penguins drafted the 19-year-old in the second round (55th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

“He has tremendous rebound control and tremendous poise and mental toughness,” Penguins director of amateur scouting Randy Sexton said after last June’s draft, per the Pittsburgh Tribune. “He’s not as tall as Matt (Murray), but they move in a very similar fashion.”

Gustavsson has spent each of the last two years over in Sweden,where he played a handful of games for Lulea HF. In 2016-17, he played in 15 games and had a 4-10 record with 2.70 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage.

He also started one game for Sweden at the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship.

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