Speculating on Bryan Rust’s next contract

Even before he found himself taking shifts with Crosby and Guentzel, Rust was already highly valued in the Penguins organization and he was rewarded with a four year contract that carried a cap hit of $3.5 million a season. The deal was signed on June 26, 2018 and runs through the 2021-22 season. In the first three seasons of that contract, Rust has scored 67 goals and recorded 133 points, good for third and fifth highest on the team respectively in that time frame.