The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Dustin Jeffrey to a three-year entry-level contract, it was announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Jeffrey was selected by the Penguins in the sixth round (171st overall) in the 2007 Entry Draft in June. He played in two preseason games for the Penguins and collected one point (an assist) vs. the Montreal Canadiens on Sept. 18. During a prospects tournament in Kitchener in early September, Jeffrey tied for the team lead in scoring among the Penguins prospects with five points (3+2) as the team captured the tournament championship.
Jeffrey, 19, has spent the last three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He has scored 155 points (62+93) in 190 games split between Mississauga and Sault Ste. Marie. Jeffrey had a breakout season in 2006-07 leading Sault Ste. Marie with 92 points (34+58). He also led the club with 18 points (6+12) in 13 playoff games. Jeffrey currently leads his team with 12 points (4+8) in five games this season. He recorded a point on all six goals (1+5) in Sault Ste. Marie’s 6-2 victory on Sunday.