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Penguins land NCAA top scorer Zach Aston-Reese

2016 Beanpot Tournament - Consolation Game

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 08: Zach Aston-Reese #12 of Northeastern University reacts after scoring a goal against Harvard University during the second period of the Beanpot Tournament consolation game at TD Garden on February 8, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Zach Aston-Reese to a two-year entry-level deal that kicks in starting in 2017-18.

You could make an argument that this is an example of the rich getting richer. Aston-Reese, 22, topped the NCAA in goals (31) and points (63) for Northeastern University this past season. pegged him as one of the top college free agents about a week ago, praising his size along with his scoring ability.

It sounds like he’ll spend the rest of this season in the AHL. After that? Well, we’ll see if he can make a dent sooner or later.