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Penguins Sign Goaltender Sean Maguire to a Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Sean Maguire to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The two-way contract will begin with the 2016-17 season and runs through the 2017-18 campaign.

Maguire will join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an amateur tryout contract.

A lefthanded-catching goaltender, Maguire was drafted by the Penguins in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. He becomes the seventh member of that draft class currently signed to NHL contracts with Pittsburgh, joining Derrick Pouliot, Olli Maatta, Oskar Sundqvist, Matt Murray, Teddy Blueger and Anton Zlobin.

Maguire, 23, was solid between the pipes as a senior for the Boston University Terriers, going 13-9-1 with a 2.41 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage and two shutouts in 25 games.

The 6-foot-2, 202-pound netminder played some of his best hockey at the Beanpot tournament, stopping 65 of 67 shots to earn MVP honors as the Terriers fell in the championship game to Boston College. Maguire was named a Hockey East Top Performer six times this year.

Maguire appeared in 62 career games at Boston University, compiling a 29-29-1 record, 2.58 goals-against average, a .922 save percentage and six shutouts.

In 2011, Maguire suited up for Team Canada West at the World Junior-A Challenge, leading his team to a gold medal while earning Top Goaltender honors as he compiled a 1.49 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage in four appearances.

Before joining the college ranks, Maguire played two years for the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) from 2010-12. Maguire was 30-20-1 with seven shutouts and was named a BCHL Second-Team All-Star in 2012.

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