Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the club has signed free-agent forward Pat Cannone to a one-year entry-level contract. Cannone will conclude this season with the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, on an amateur tryout agreement.
Cannone’s collegiate career came to an end on Saturday, March 26, when his Miami (Ohio) RedHawks fell 3-1 to the University of New Hampshire at the 2011 NCAA Northeast Regional finals in Manchester, N.H.
While serving as co-captain for his senior season at Miami, Cannone recorded 14 goals and 23 assists while adding 20 penalty minutes in 39 games.
The 5-11, 192-pound native of Bayport, N.Y., completed his four-year collegiate career without missing a game, collecting 45 goals, 88 assists and 83 penalty minutes in 166 contests. He recorded 30 or more points in each of his four seasons at Miami.
Prior to enrolling at Miami, Cannone played one season with the United States Hockey League’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in 2006-07, where he recorded 18 goals, 37 assists and 46 penalty minutes in 59 games.