Penguins Sign National Title-Winning College Prospect

After leading the University of Denver to an NCAA title, Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Tristan Broz signed a three-year, entry-level contract starting in 2024-25, following a successful college career and a brief stint with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

After a standout season leading the University of Denver to NCAA glory, Tristan Broz is making moves. Yep, the Pittsburgh prospect is going pro. The Penguins just dropped the news: they’ve snagged the forward with a three-year, entry-level deal kicking off in 2024-25. But, they’re keeping the financials under wraps.

At 21, Broz isn’t just any player. Drafted in the second round by the Penguins in 2021, he was the 58th overall pick. This was after he nailed a killer season with USHL Fargo. Then, he leaped to college ball. But his freshman year at the University of Minnesota? Let’s just say it was more whisper than roar. That led him to hit the transfer portal as the season wrapped.

And, oh, did that switch to Denver pay off. In his first year, Broz bagged 10 goals and dished out 18 assists. But he didn’t stop there. This past season? Even better. He racked up 16 goals and 24 assists in 34 games. That put him fourth in scoring for the Pioneers. Not to mention, he clinched a couple of overtime winners in the tournament, earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

While the Penguins’ season might be over, Broz’s year is still buzzing. He’s joined AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an amateur tryout agreement. That means he’s in to play as the season closes. The Baby Pens, sitting pretty in third in the Atlantic Division, have their playoff spot locked down. And it’s all happening on the eve of the AHL’s regular season finale.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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