When Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo signed a new two-year $1.2 million deal this summer it did a lot of things for him.

One of those things was making sure he got to stay in the organization that drafted him as Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review shares.

“Relieved actually” Bortuzzo said Saturday during a players-organized workout at Consol Energy Center. “Getting the contract done was big for me. It showed they believe in me.”