The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed college free agent forward Zach Aston-Reese to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The contract will begin with the 2017-18 season and run through the 2018-19 campaign.
Aston-Reese will report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this weekend on an amateur tryout contract this year.
Aston-Reese, 22, recently completed a successful four-year career at Northeastern, leading the NCAA this past season with 63 points (31G-32A) in just 38 games. His goal total also led the NCAA.
The 6-foot, 180-pound native of Staten Island, New York completed his four years at Northeastern averaging better than a point per game with 148 points (66G-82A) in 145 contests. His offensive totals improved all four seasons.
A two-year alternate captain at Northeastern, Aston-Reese skated three-plus years in the USHL, mostly for the Lincoln Stars.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are home again this Saturday night when they face the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at 7:05pm. It’s our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, featuring a game-worn shamrock sweater auction.
Tickets for Saturday night’s game are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling the Penguins directly at 570-208-7367.