Casey Desmith It agreed to a two-year, $3.6 million contact with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. Her average annual value is $1.8 million.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper could have been an unrestricted free agent on July 13. He was 11-6-5 with 2.79 goals-to-average, .914 savings and three lockups in 26 games (24 starts) for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He saved 52 saves in the 4-0 win over the Boston Bruins on April 21, the most closing number in Penguins history.
DeSmith underwent major muscle surgery on May 6 after injuring his first Stanley Cup game, the first game of the first round of the Eastern Conference. He saved 48 saves on 51 shots before leaving at 9:18 of second overtime for a 4-3 triple-over win against the New York Rangers on May 3.
DeSmith was signed by Pittsburgh as an uncertified free agent on July 1, 2017, and is 43-28-11 with a 2.67 GAA, .915 savings percentage and nine closings in 96 regular season games (82 starts).