Lowell's Wilson Signs With Penguins
CHN Staff Report
LOWELL, Mass. Massachusetts-Lowell forward Scott Wilson has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. The contract will begin with the 2014-15 season and run through 2015-16. Wilson was drafted by the Penguins in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Wilson, who will forego his senior season, helped the River Hawks to a Frozen Four appearance in 2013, three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Hockey East Tournament Championships (2013 and 2014) and a Hockey East regular-season championship (2013) in three years with the River Hawks.
“Scott has spent three years with us and also has seen his game grow,” said Lowell coach Norm Bazin. “He helped change the culture of our program and we wish him the best the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. We hope he will return to complete the final year of his degree from this world class university.”
Wilson registered 39 goals and 95 career points in 109 games with the River Hawks, including 7-12—19 this season.
In 2012-13, Wilson earned Hockey East All-Tournament Team honors after scoring the winning goal in the semifinal contest, and then assisting on the game-winning score in the Hockey East championship game. As a freshman in 2011-12, Wilson ranked second in the NCAA among rookies with a 1.03 points per game average and won Hockey East Rookie of the Year.