Penguins Avoid Arbitration, Sign Oleksiak to 3-Year Deal

By: Pat Damp | July 12, 2018 The Penguins announced today that they have avoided arbitration with defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, inking him to a three-year, $2.137M deal. The Pens acquired the 6’7″ defenseman from the Dallas Stars on December 19, 2017 for a 2019 conditional fourth round pick. The big defenseman was a polarizing player in Dallas, never fully living up to his potential after being drafted 14th overall by the Stars in 2011. Rutherford had his eye on Oleksiak for awhile, with some urging of Sergei Gonchar, who played with Oleksiak during his tenure with the Stars. “He’s...

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