Penguins Sign Forward Oskar Sundqvist to an Entry-Level Contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Oskar Sundqvist to a three-year entry-level contract, it was announced today by interim general manager Jason Botterill.
The contract will begin with the 2014-15 season and run through the 2016-17 campaign.
Sundqvist, 20, spent his first full season with Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League – the top professional league in Sweden – helping his squad capture its second consecutive postseason championship with six points (4G-2A) in 13 playoff contests in 2013-14.
The 6-foot-3, 182-pound Sundqvist, who was drafted by the Penguins in the third round (81st overall) in 2012, appeared in 51 regular-season contests for Skelleftea, tallying 16 points (6G-10A).
A native of Boden, Sweden, Sundqvist, represented his country at the 2014 World Junior Championships, scoring twice in seven games while helping the Swedes earn a silver medal.
During the 2012-13 campaign, Sundqvist registered 26 points (13G-13A) in 26 games with Skelleftea’s junior team, allowing him to finish as the club’s leading scorer. He also scored his first Swedish Elite League goal in 14 games with the top team.