Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the stage between picks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens Sign Josh Archibald to Entry-Level Deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly signed prospect forward Josh Archibald to a three-year entry-level contract – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.

Selected by Pittsburgh in the sixth-round (174th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Archibald spent the last three seasons at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and is currently placed on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for their Calder Cup run.

This past season while playing for the Mavericks, Archibald was nominated as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award (NCAA’s top college hockey player), and was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s (NCHC) Player of the Year, Forward of the Year, and made first-team all conference.

In his last collegiate season at Nebraska-Omaha, Archibald led the team and the conference in scoring with 43 points (29G, 14A), and his 29 goals ranked third nationally. For his career, Archibald garnered 94 points (58G, 36A) in 109 games – per hockeydb.com.

In seven games for WBS this season, he’s gotten one goal.

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