Pittsburgh Penguins‘ 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft (#54 overall) defenseman Scott Harrington(6) is having exactly the kind of building block rookie year right out of the gate playing games with minor league affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
In 23 AHL games he has a pair of tallies and 6 assists with a +7 rating. He also appeared in a pair of 2013 playoff games, scoring his first professional goal.
The 6’3″ 205 lbs. blue liner plays mostly a solid, stay-at-home style but did show he can contribute on the score sheet in four years of junior hockey with London Knights.
He also won a pair of OHL Championships serving as team captain in the most recent title grab.
The 20-year old is signed to a three-year entry level deal that keeps him in the prospect system through 2016.
He could easily receive his first NHL recall this season but may also stay put to help the farm club go deep in the postseason.
Original story: 12/12-13
He would finish his first season with AHL career highs full schedule 76 games played, 5 goals, 19 assists and 24 points, then appeared in 16 postseason contests playing a mostly stay-at-home style with just one helper.
He would record no points with a -10 rating.
On reassignment he played 48 games with WBS Penguins scoring 2 goals and 10 assists with a third team best +19 rating.
He also skater all 8 playoff games with one assist and a +2 plus/minus.
The now 22-year old should definitely give them something to think about come training camp. He may start his third season with affiliate Toronto Marlies but chances are he will get himself into a lot of action with the big club.