The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Conor Sheary to a two-year entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Sheary, 23, completed his first full professional season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15, compiling a team-high 45 points (20G-25A) – the seventh-highest total among AHL rookies – in 58 regular-season games . His 20 goals ranked second on WBS.
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Sheary led WBS with 12 points (5G-7A) in eight postseason games this season. He had three multiple-point playoff games, including WBS’ series-clinching win against Syracuse when he tallied three points (2G-1A) in a 5-2 win.
Sheary’s 20-goal season came on the heels of a fast start to his pro career, as he scored six goals and added five assists in the 2014 playoffs for WBS after joining the team for its final two regular-season games. In 23 career AHL postseason games, Sheary has produced at a point-per-game clip, scoring 11 goals and adding 12 assists for 23 points.
A native of Melrose, Massachusetts, Sheary served as team captain at University of Massachusetts for the 2013-14 season. He led UMass in points (28) and assists (19) and chipped in nine goals in ‘13-14. He finished his NCAA career with 104 points (38G-66A) in 138 games.