Left winger Matt Cooke has agreed to a three-year contract with the Penguins.
His annual salary-cap hit will be $1.8 million.
Cooke, a fixture on the Penguins' third line and their penalty-killing unit, would have become an unrestricted free agent if not re-signed by July 1.
Dave Molinari: firstname.lastname@example.org . For more on the Penguins, read the Pens Plus blog with Dave Molinari and Shelly Anderson at www.post-gazette.com/plus . First Published June 22, 2010 12:15 PM