Penguins sign defenceman John Marino to two-year, entry-level deal

John-Marino

Harvard's John Marino (12) hugs goalie Merrick Madsen (31) after defeating Air Force in an NCAA regional men's college hockey tournament game, Saturday, March 25, 2017. in Providence, R.I. (Stew Milne / AP)

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

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