Ever since Jake Guentzel reached the NHL level, he has been nothing but impressive for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Because of it, Guentzel was signed to a five-year contract extension worth $30 million. He was supposed to be a free agent at the end of the season, but that won’t be the case now.
Jake Guentzel is only 24 years old and Pittsburgh signed him for a bargain. He has been very good on the same line with Sidney Crosby. The chemistry between them is spot on. Guentzel has scored 15 goals and recorded 18 assists, in 36 games so far this season. His plus/minus is 8.
He has been very impressive during the 2017 postseason and the 2018 postseason. Jake Guentzel played in 25 postseason games in 2017 and he scored 13 goals and recorded eight assists. His plus/minus was 1. Guentzel was one of the reasons why the Pittsburgh Penguins won it all that year.
He played in 12 postseason games in 2018. Guentzel scored 10 goals and recorded 11 assists. His plus/minus was 10. Jake Guentzel scored four goals in Game 6 in the first-round against the Philadelphia Flyers on the road and it helped them eliminate Philadelphia from the postseason.
In his career so far, Guentzel has played in 158 games. He has scored 53 goals and recorded 61 assists. His plus/minus is 6.
Jake Guentzel was drafted in the third-round in the 2013 NHL Draft. The Pittsburgh Penguins scouting department deserves credit for this.