The Pittsburgh Penguins have inked a prospect of their own, signing Frederik Tiffels to a two-year entry-level contract. Tiffels will forego his final year at Western Michigan to turn pro and join the Penguins’ organization.
A sixth-round pick in 2015, Tiffels put up three solid years in the NCAA and has a chance to outperform his draft status. Scoring 21 points in 37 games this season, he apparently did enough to deserve an NHL deal from the Penguins, who have had a lot of success with NCAA players in recent history. Bill Guerin, the new GM of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins has been a big part of the recruitment process for college players, and will now get to use Tiffels along with Zach-Aston Reese—if he doesn’t make the NHL club out of camp that is—next year.