Sheary earns NHL deal with Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have signed forward Conor Sheary to a two-year entry-level contract.

Sheary, 23, completed his first full professional season on an AHL deal with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15, ranking seventh among all AHL rookies in scoring with 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) in 58 regular-season games. He then led the Penguins in goals (five), assists (seven) and points (12) in eight games during the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Sheary’s 20-goal season came on the heels of a fast start to his pro career, as he scored six goals and added five assists in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after joining the team for its final two regular-season games.

A native of Melrose, Mass., Sheary recorded 104 points in 138 games over four seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.