The Pittsburgh Penguins rewarded Ryan Haggerty for a stellar training camp, Tuesday. The team signed the 25-year-old forward to a two-year, two-way contract which will pay Haggerty $650,000 in the NHL this season and $700,000 next season. He will make $100,000 in the AHL in both seasons.
Haggerty has two goals and one assist in the preseason and was one of the Penguins more interested participants in a pair of preseason games. He is a four-year AHL veteran who played with Hartford and Rockford before settling in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the past two seasons. Haggerty has 51 career goals and 55 assists in 217 AHL games. He also played three years of college hockey at R.P.I before turning pro, and three years on the U.S. National Development team before going to college.
The Stamford, CT native had a career year in 2017-18 with career highs in goals (16) and assists (21). Haggerty, 6-foot tall 200 pounds, will serve as both a veteran presence with the WBS Penguins and a player trying to make a late entry into the NHL. Haggerty has not yet played an NHL game. He was one of 18 cuts Sunday night as the Penguins trimmed their roster to 27. Also sent to WBS Penguins, Sunday, were Teddy Blueger, Jimmy Hayes and Adam Johnson.