A young sportsperson but still a Nebraska hockey icon!
Cheers to the young and energetic NHL player Jake Guentzel, who recently won the hearts of several with his play at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed a three-year contract with this young NHL star on May 23, 2016, which was indeed an entry-level contract.
The two-way contract began with the 2016-17 season, which runs through the 2018-19 campaign as announced by the executive vice president and general manager, Jim Rutherford. Well, this player now knows how to mark his presence in matches.
As per the three-year contract, it's a $2,775,000 deal with Pittsburgh Penguins with a signing bonus of $277,500, while Jake's average salary amounts to $925,000.
A Glance At The Emerging Player:
Jake got drafted in 2013 by the Penguins in the third round (77th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
The young player then played three years of high school hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and recorded 119 points (40G-79A) in 108 games; which is the sixth highest point in the school history.
Jake later joined the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on an amateur tryout contract, late in the regular season of the year 2016. He emerged as an excellent point producer for the team with six points (2G-4A) in eleven competitions.
Furthermore, the 5 feet - 11 inches and 180 lbs guy took on a starring role for WBS and scored 14 points (5G-9A) in 10 games during the AHL playoffs.
The NHL debut match for Jake came on November 21, 2016, against the New York Rangers, where he scored two goals. Unluckily, he could not score enough points for Penguins to lead the team to victory.
Caption: Jake Guentzel, scoring two goals in the first period of his debut match (Published on Nov 21, 2016).
As of now, he became the reason for the victory for his team while playing against the Columbus Blue Jackets scoring the winning three goals. He also got entitled as the first Penguin rookie and the second rookie in NHL history to score a playoff hat-trick for the same match.
Similarly, June's match against the Nashville Predators yielded the Stanley Cup for Jake and simultaneously, he was successful to record 21 points in a single post-season.
The center positioned player Jake has an outstanding career stats, which makes him a valuable player for the team. Here are the NHL stats of this player which demonstrates high numbers to glorify his career.
Caption: The NHL career stats of Jake Guentzel.
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The stats of the matches before NHL is even more impressive which then led him to be a part of NHL.
Caption: The career stats of Jake before NHL and at NHL matches.
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Besides the games, the guy doesn't seem to have any plans for having a partner. So, having a girlfriend and dating her is not in his daily routine for now, but rooms remain for the possibility of a secret relationship.
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