Jeff Zatkoff had never played an NHL game before this season.

He now has eight under his belt, and a new two-year contract with the Penguins.

Zatkoff, who has emerged to provide stability in goal behind starter Marc-Andre Fleury, has agreed to a two-year deal that will count $600,000 annually against the salary cap starting next season. The overall value of the deal is $1.2 million and is an NHL-only deal.

“It's kind of reassurance for me that they want (me) here,” Zatkoff said Saturday.

Zatkoff, 26, is 6-2-0 with a 2.46 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.

He has won six consecutive starts, the first Penguins' rookie goalie to do that since Johan Hedberg in 2001.