Following a successful junior season at Cornell, the Penguins signed forward Anthony Angello to a two year entry level contract on Thursday. The deal will begin with the 2018-2019 season.
Angello was drafted by the Penguins in the 5th Round of the 2014 NHL Draft but spent the last three years playing at Cornell University.
Here’s what we said about him in our prospect preview prior to the NCAA Championship:
Playing in his third season at Cornell, Angello lead the Big Red in scoring with 26 points and goals with 13 as a junior. Combined, Angello has posted 70 career points in college in 101 games played over the course of three seasons.
In addition to this team leading totals this season, Angello has produced 20+ point seasons and double digit goal seasons each of his three years at Cornell. His strong play this season earned him All-ECAC Second Team honors and All-Ivy Second Team honors.
Prior to committing to Cornell, Angello played two seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL where he posted 56 points in two years, including 30 goals.
Standing at 6’ 5”, Angello will bring size to the Penguins organization and introduces another right handed shot into the mix as well. He’s proven at every level as well that he is much more than just his size, brining offensive production along with him.