NHL Hockey

Penguins sign veteran F Jeff Carter to 2-year extension

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Jeff Carter still has plenty of hockey in front of him.

The veteran Pittsburgh Penguins forward agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team on Wednesday that runs through the 2023-24 season. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.125 million.

The 37-year-old Carter, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Los Angeles Kings, has flourished since arriving at the trade deadline last spring. He scored nine goals in 14 games following his acquisition and doesn't appear to be slowing down in his 17th season.

Carter is one of seven active players with 400 career goals. He has 12 goals and 14 assists in 36 games this season for the Penguins, who have won 17 of 19 to move into second place in the heated Metropolitan Division at the season's midway point.

The two-time All-Star indicated recently he planned to play through the end of his old deal, which expired at the end of this season.

The Penguins play Thursday night against Seattle.

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Updated January 27, 2022

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