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The Shocking Cost to Extend Jake Guentzel Has Been Revealed

Published February 6, 2024 at 12:49

The Pittsburgh Penguins have some big decisions to make in the next month that could alter the course of this franchise forever, and one of those moves involves star forward Jake Guentzel.

Trade, or massive extension for the homegrown star?

For the past eight years, Jake Guentzel has been a key part of the Penguins lineup, but with free agency looming in the summer, the team have to make a decision on him now.

There's been plenty of reports that there are teams interested in Guentzel at the trade deadline, but if the Penguins decide to go the other way, just how much would it cost them?

According to a recent report from Bleacher Report, a potential extension would not come cheap at all.

It's not a stretch to suggest that Jake Guentzel gets $10 million AAV on his next deal this summer.


For a Pittsburgh team that hasn't made up its mind whether they are contending or rebuilding, this makes their decision on Guentzel even harder, but with 463 points in 499 career games, it's safe to say that No. 59 has earned the right to demand some huge money.

Also reported in that post is that the Edmonton Oilers remain focused on a forward like Guentzel, so if Pittsburgh decide that moving him is the right move, they will certainly have plenty of suitors.
February 6   |   258 answers
The Shocking Cost to Extend Jake Guentzel Has Been Revealed

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