Penguins sign top picks to entry-level contracts

Share with others:


Print Email Read Later

The Penguins have signed their two first-round draft choices in 2012, defensemen Derrick Pouliot and Olli Maatta, to three-year entry-level contracts.

The deals will take effect when the players turn pro.

The Penguins drafted Pouliot with the No. 8 selection in the opening round, a choice acquired from Carolina in the Jordan Staal trade.

He had 11 goals and 48 assists in 72 regular-season games with Portland of the Western Hockey League. Pouliot added 17 points during the playoffs.

Joe Morrow, the Penguins' No. 1 pick in 2011, was Pouliot's teammate with the Winterhawks.

Maatta, who is Finnish, was claimed with the 22nd pick in Round 1 of the draft.

He had five goals and 27 assists in 58 regular-season games with London of the Ontario Hockey League in 2011-12, then put up six goals and 17 assists in 19 playoff games. breaking - penguins


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here