PITTSBURGH (CP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Aaron Boogaard to a three-year entry-level deal, the team announced Monday.
The six-foot-three, 245-pound Boogaard spent the past five seasons in the Western Hockey League, where he collected 54 points (26-28) and 589 penalty minutes in 273 games. He racked up 173 penalty minutes with career highs in goals (10), assists (11), and points (21) in 69 games with the Tri-City Americans this season.
The Regina native was originally drafted in the sixth round (175th overall) by the Minnesota Wild in 2004. His older brother, Derek, is a forward with the Wild.