Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Conor Sheary

By: Joe Guzy

(KDP Photography)

(KDP Photography)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Conor Sheary to a two-year entry-level contract.

Sheary was the team leader in points for the Penguins’ AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins last season with 20 goals and 25 assists.

Michael Pityk over at TheHockeyWriters has some great things to say about Sheary:

Sheary also is not one to shy away from contact, during the baby Penguins game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals he knocked the 6’4″ 200lb defenseman Kevin Gravel into the bench.

Despite being a smaller player, Sheary’s incredible hockey IQ allows him to find ways to compensate for lack of size. He’s a lightning fast forward who seems to who honed his scoring touch.

From all reports, Sheary is a tireless worker who continually wants to get better and has dedicated himself to being the best player he can.

Pityk has also labeled Sheary as “the next Tyler Johnson.” How possible is that? It’s up to Sheary to find out. Regardless, this is a great move for the Penguins’ bottom-six.

Another win for Rutherford.

Sheary’s career stats:

via Eliteprospects.com

via Eliteprospects.com