The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their 2011 second-round draft pick, defenseman Scott Harrington, to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced this afternoon.
Harrington, 18, was chosen by the Penguins with the 54th overall selection at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in June. Earlier this month, Harrington attended the Penguins’ annual prospect development camp at CONSOL Energy Center.
“Scott will continue his development in junior hockey this season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, and we look forward to watching his progress,” said Tom Fitzgerald, Penguins assistant to the general manager. “The three-year term will begin when he makes the transition to pro hockey, but we are pleased to get him signed at this point and have him as a part of the Penguins organization, and part of our future.”
The 6-foot, 200-pound Harrington appeared in 67 games this season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), collecting six goals, 16 assists and 22 points. Harrington notched one assist in six postseason contests.
Harrington had a strong showing during the Penguins recent prospect camp