PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Forward Sam Lafferty (Hollidaysburg, Pa.), who recently wrapped up a four-year career with the Brown men's hockey team, has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Lafferty's contract will start with the 2018-19 season. He will currently report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) on an amateur tryout contract. The Penguins originally drafted Lafferty in the fourth round (113 overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.
Lafferty has 57 points over the past two seasons and finished his career with 29 goals and 50 assists for 79 points in 124 games played. The center posted 22 points this past season as a senior, earning All-Ivy honors for the second straight year, and served as an assistant captain in each of the past two campaigns. He put together a breakout season as a junior as he racked up 35 points en route to All-ECAC honors.
Lafferty is the second Bear to sign a professional contract this week after Josh McArdle signed with the Worcester Railers.