Jake Guentzel Stats
- Height / Weight
- 71 / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/6/1994 (29)
Jake Guentzel Last 10 Games
Jake Guentzel News
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Jake Guentzel (upper body) is expected to be out for four weeks. The prolific forward was injured in Wednesday's game against Florida and missed his first contest of the season when the Penguins were back on the ice Thursday versus Chicago. Guentzel leads the Penguins with 30 assists and has amassed 52 points overall in 50 appearances. Rickard Rakell was promoted to the first line in his absence on Thursday. The Swedish winger collected two assists in the game and looks well-situated to improve his productivity over the coming weeks, having linked up with Sidney Crosby.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are not afraid to trade pending free agent Jake Guentzel if they cannot get a contract done with him prior to the March 8 NHL trade deadline. It has been rumored that Guentzel rejected a six-year deal in the $8.5 million per year range but nothing official has been released on that front. Of course, the Penguins would like to keep Guentzel at a reasonable price as he's one of the top goal-scoring left-wingers in the league and the running mate to superstar Sidney Crosby, who is having a big season despite the Penguins sitting seven points back of the second and final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. The 29-year-old has tallied 22 goals and 49 points on 173 shots in 46 games this season and has scored at least 36 goals in each of his last two seasons. The Penguins return from the All-Star break to take on the Jets on Feb. 6.
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Jake Guentzel contributed two goals in Tuesday's 4-2 triumph over the Coyotes. His first goal, which came 1:12 into the first period, ended a 0-for-37 run on the power play for Pittsburgh. Guentzel also had the honors of finishing the scoring, bagging an empty-netter with 1:27 left to go in regulation. Considering the talent available, the Penguins' struggles with the man advantage have been baffling. Guentzel has tallied only four power-play points for the season. Impressively, the skillful winger is still averaging over a point per game, leading his team with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) in 27 games. He's been kept off the score sheet just twice since opening November with a big four-point performance against San Jose.
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Jake Guentzel has been in red-hot form after making an early return from ankle surgery, but he sees room for further improvement. "I feel great physically, hands are still kind of catching up," Guentzel said on Sunday. "I've been pretty fortunate so far to get a couple of points. Hopefully, there's another level to come." The 29-year-old has been very modest in judging his form, as he has far more than just a couple of points in the bag, having tallied one goal and five assists in three games. The six-point tally puts Guentzel in a four-way tie for the league lead. Guentzel and the Penguins return to action Wednesday in Detroit.