One of the unsigned college prospects to hit the open market earlier this week was defenseman Jack St. Ivany after Philadelphia opted not to sign him to a contract but it appears he’ll get one before too long. Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports that the Penguins are among the teams that are interested in signing him to an entry-level deal.
The 23-year-old was a fourth-round pick of the Flyers back in 2018 (112th overall) back when Ron Hextall was in charge. Hextall, of course, is now the GM in Pittsburgh so he has a fair bit of familiarity with St. Ivany’s game already.
St. Ivany split his college career between Yale and Boston College, spending two seasons with each school. Last season, he picked up four goals and 20 assists with the Eagles, setting new benchmarks in goals and points. While he was eligible to play a bonus season, St. Ivany instead decided to turn pro and while he didn’t get a contract from the team that drafted one, it appears as if one will be coming his way soon enough.