PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed center Jordan Staal, it was announced Monday by General Manager Ray Shero.
Staal, 18, recorded 68 points (28+40) and 69 penalty minutes in 68 games with Peterborough (OHL) during the 2005-06 season, tying for third on the team in scoring and ranking fourth in goals.
In 2004-05, as a 16-year old, Staal recorded 28 points (9+19) and 29 penalty minutes in 66 games with Peterborough.
Staal appeared in six pre-season games with the Penguins, recording one assist and six penalty minutes.
The 6-4 and 215-pound native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was the second overall selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.