Minnesota State outgoing senior forward Teddy Blueger has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Blueger was a second round draft pick of the Penguins coming out Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep in 2012.
Blueger recently completed his four-year career at Minnesota State with a career-high 35 points with an 11-24-35 in 41 games with the Mavericks.
We ranked Blueger as the 72nd-best NHL prospect in college hockey this season:
Blueger led the Mavericks in scoring in his senior season with an 11-24-35 scoring line. Blueger has always been primarily a playmaker, using his quick hands and passing ability to set up teammates rather than looking to create his own shot. The biggest gains he's made over the course of his college career have been in the weight room, going from a skinny 18-year-old freshman to a player that was remarkably difficult to knock off the puck as a senior. Blueger likely won't quite make it as a top-six forward at the NHL level, but he could provide some scoring punch to a lower line, and is especially valuable because of his ability to play center.
Blueger will join Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an amateur tryout offer for the rest of the season before his contract begins next season.