Penguins Re-Sign Conor Sheary

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Conor Sheary has earned his first NHL contract.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Conor Sheary to a two-year entry level contract.

Sheary joined the AHL Penguins in the spring of 2014 following his senior season at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and made an immediate impact in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs - tallying 11 points (6G-5A) in 15 postseason contests and quickly making a name for himself as a small but skilled winger capable of producing offense in a highly-competitive environment of pro hockey.

Sheary followed up a successful postseason with a solid rookie campaign last year, leading the AHL Penguins in scoring during both the regular season (58GP, 20G-25A) and the 2015 postseason (8GP, 5G-7A). It was only a matter of time as to when he'd sign his first NHL contract and for Sheary - an undersized and undrafted product from Massachusetts - the hard work paid off and he received a well deserved NHL deal in free agency.

Back in late July of 2014, after speaking with Sheary at the Penguins' annual development camp, I got the sense that he was determined to have a breakout season and draw the attention of NHL teams for that 1st contract. Here's my chat with him at Development Camp about wanting to make a good first impression. Looking back, he certainly did.


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