The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed undrafted free agent forward Jordy Bellerive to a three-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Bellerive, 18, led the Penguins at the 2017 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, New York, with seven points (4G-3A) in the three games. He led the team with multiple points every game and scored a hat trick against the New Jersey Devils. He also participated in the Penguins' prospect development camp in July.
The 5-foot 10, 194-pound native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, put up a combined 92 points (38G-54A) in two seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League, including 27 goals in 2016-17. Bellerive contributed 14 points (7G-7A) in 20 games during Lethbridge's run to the 2017 WHL championship.
Last season, Bellerive skated in four contests with Team Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Bellerive also served as Team Canada-Red's alternate captain at the 2015 Under-17 World Championships, notching four points (2G-2A) in six games.
This season, Bellerive, who was chosen with the second overall selection in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, will serve as an alternate captain with Lethbridge.