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Penguins Sign Defenseman Stuart Percy

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Stuart Percy to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal is a two-way contract that contains an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.

Percy, 23, is a former first-round (25thoverall) draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2011. He split this past year between the Maple Leafs and their top minor-league affiliate, the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, helping that club advance to the conference finals.

A 6-foot-1, 187-pound lefthanded-shooting blueliner, Percy tallied 24 points (4G-20A) and was plus-3 in 58 AHL regular-season games for the Marlies. He tacked on four assists and a plus-3 in 14 playoff contests. During the regular season he also made three NHL appearances with the Maple Leafs.

Percy, who hails from Oakville, Ontario, played three full seasons and parts of two others with the Marlies, notching 64 points (10G-54A) in 177 regular-season appearances and eight helpers in 35 playoff games. He had three assists in 12 total NHL games with Toronto.

Percy enjoyed a stellar four-year junior career with Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League, helping his club reach the Memorial Cup in 2011. He was named to the tournament All-Star Team at the Memorial Cup after collecting four assists in five games.

During his final two years with Mississauga, Percy served as his team’s captain.

In 2011, Percy earned a gold medal with Team Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament.

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