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Blackhawks sign Pirri

Tuesday, 08.31.2010 / 9:25 AM / 2010 Offseason News

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Blackhawks sign Pirri
The Chicago Blackhawks signed center Brandon Pirri to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Chicago Blackhawks signed center Brandon Pirri to a three-year, entry-level contract Tuesday.

Pirri, 19, was a 2009 second-round pick (No. 59). Last season, he led all rookie scorers in the ECAC with 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) in 39 games as a freshman at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. A Toronto native, Pirri's 32 assists paced the Engineers while he ranked third in goals and second in scoring on the club. He was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team at the conclusion of his freshman season.
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