The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Drew O'Connor from the taxi squad on an emergency basis, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
O'Connor, 22, is looking to make his NHL debut tonight against the Boston Bruins.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound forward was signed by the Penguins on Mar. 10, 2020 as an undrafted college free agent out of Dartmouth. O'Connor played two seasons at Dartmouth, recording 38 goals, 21 assists and 59 points in 65 career games.
During the 2019-20 season, O'Connor was named the NCAA Ivy-League Player of the Year and was selected to the All-Ivy League First Team after recording a team-leading 21 goals and 33 points in 31 games. His 21 goals ranked fifth in the entire NCAA. During his freshman season in 2018-19, the forward was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team after leading Dartmouth with 17 goals in 34 games.
Prior to the 2020-21 NHL season, the Chatham, NJ native played overseas in Norway for Manglerud. In seven games, the forward recorded six goals, four assists and 10 points.