The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly signed prospect goaltender Tristan Jarry to a three-year entry-level contract – according to the team’s website.
Jarry, 18, was Pittsburgh’s second-round (44th overall) draft selection in this years NHL Entry Draft, and looks to be a permanent fixture in the Pens’ future.
Playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Edmonton Oil Kings, Jarry split goaltender starts with Laurent Brossoit last season. Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing in at 178-pounds, Jarry is a puck stopping machine.
In 27 contests, Jarry finished the year 18-7-0, while impressively leading the entire WHL in goals-against-average (1.61) and save percentage (.936). He also ranked fourth in the WHL with six shutouts.
Performing in the CHL Top Prospects Game last January, Jarry was named Player of the Game, when he stopped all 16 shots he faced in his squads’ 3-0 win. He currently is in London, Ontario participating in the Pens’ rookie tournament, set to begin Thursday.
For the upcoming 2013-14 campaign, Jarry is expected to play in the WHL again for the Oil Kings.