Before he wore black and gold for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jake Guentzel was building the foundation for his NHL career and enjoying special memories with the Golden Gophers.
The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Jake Guentzel to a five-year, $30 million contract extension Thursday.
Kirk Thompson still remembers the first time he met the “scrawny kid with the blonde, curly hair and the big smile.” And he certainly hasn’t forgotten the first time he faced Jake Guentzel on the ice.
Seven games. 11 goals. 23 points. 42.3 shooting percentage. Jake Guentzel certainly knows how to make his presence known even before the 2017-18 NHL season begins.
The 2017 Stanley Cup has been decided as the Pittsburgh Penguins skated away with hockey’s ultimate team trophy for the second straight season and fifth time overall. There were plenty of prime time performances throughout the Playoffs, including these five players who topped the charts in points.
On a night when his team had a paltry 12 shots on net, Jake Guentzel made sure his only one was a big one.