Penguins select Lafferty, Angello, Lindo and Taylor in NHL draft Saturday

PHILADELPHIA -- The Penguins claimed forward Sam Lafferty, a native of Hollidaysburg, with their fourth-round choice in the NHL draft today at the Wells Fargo Center.

He is 6 feet, 187 pounds and had 21 goals and 34 assists in 25 games with Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass., last season.

The Penguins say Lafferty, 19, will play for Tri-City of the United States Hockey League next season and Brown University in 2015-16.

In the fifth round, the Penguins took Anthony Angello, a 6 feet 4, 190 pound center.

He had 21 points in 58 games with Omaha of the United States Hockey League last season. He is scheduled to attend Cornell in 2015-16.

The Penguins’ sixth-round choice was right winger Jaden Lindo, who is 6 feet 1 and 203 pounds.

He had nine goals and nine assists in 40 games with Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League in 2013-14.

The Penguins closed out the draft by taking Union College defenseman Jeff Taylor in Round 7.

He is 6 foot, 180 pounds and had three goals and 13 assists in 41 games for the NCAA champions.

The Penguins, who grabbed Finnish right winger Kasperi Kapanen in the opening round Friday night, did not have a choice in Rounds 2 or 3 because of previous trades.

READ MORE about the picks on Empty Netters

First Published June 28, 2014 12:00 AM

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