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Penguins sign Olli Maatta to 6-year extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins' attempts to add a defenseman before Monday's trade deadline didn't prevent them from taking care of one of their own.

Defenseman Olli Maatta signed a six-year contract extension, worth $4.08 million per season, with the Penguins on Friday. The contract includes a limited no-trade clause in the final two years, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

The 21-year-old Maatta, the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 draft, has overcome injuries to become an important part of the Penguins' defense.

He played just 20 games last season because of a cancerous thyroid tumor and shoulder injury but has bounced back to play in 53 games this season, where he's a plus-18.

Maatta, who has spent most of this season alongside Kris Letang as Pittsburgh's top defensive pairing, is averaging just less than 20 minutes of ice time per game, third on the team behind Letang and Sidney Crosby.

This deal locks down Maatta's future in Pittsburgh, where he joins Letang, Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel as players signed to deals that extend at least through the 2021-22 season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.