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Penguins sign high-scoring draft pick Justin Almeida

Jonathan Bombulie
| Saturday, March 9, 2019 6:39 p.m

The Pittsburgh Penguins got a draft pick under contract Saturday, signing 2018 fifth-rounder Justin Almeida to a three-year entry level contract that kicks in next season.

A 5-foot-11, 165-pound center, the 20-year-old Almeida is having an outstanding season for the Moose Jaw Warriors, ranking fourth in the Western Hockey League in scoring with 28 goals and 97 points in 59 games.

“He’s a solid point producer,” assistant general manager Bill Guerin said earlier this season. “Undersized guy, but super smart and super skilled.”

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Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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