The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman John Marino to a two-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday.
The two-way deal will run through the 2020-21 campaign.
“Adding a young defenceman like John to our organization will be very helpful,” said executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford said in a press release.
“His development was accelerated last year and he became a top-10 defenseman in college hockey, giving himself a chance to play at the NHL level.”
The 22-year-old rearguard was acquired by the Penguins from the Edmonton Oilers last month in exchange for Pittsburgh’s 2021 sixth-round draft choice.
He was originally selected by the Oilers in the sixth round (154th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
The six-foot-one, 181-pound defenceman recorded 42 points across 101 games during his three-year collegiate career with Harvard University.
August 8, 2019