Penguins D reunited and it so far, so good

After rough 20-21 seasons Marino and Pettersson, off to a solid start
John Marino
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It’s only four games, so it’s obviously very early, but what a difference a year can make – in both directions.

Two seasons ago, Marcus Pettersson and rookie John Marino formed a promising defensive pair. So promising that the Penguins rewarded both with lucrative, long-term contracts worth over 4 million dollars per year - Pettersson’s into 2025 and Marino’s into 2027. It seemed like money well-spent.

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