May 7, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT
The Florida Panthers have come to terms on an entry-level contract with 21-year-old forward Rocco Grimaldi, the University of North Dakota product they drafted 33rd overall in 2011.
“We are very pleased to have reached a contract agreement with Rocco,” said Panthers GM Dale Tallon in a release. “He is a hard-working forward who possesses speed along with great vision on the ice. We look forward to his continued growth and development within our organization.”
Grimaldi helped Team USA to gold at the 2013 World Juniors, scoring the game-winner in the deciding game against Sweden.
Listed at just 5-foot-6 and 172 pounds, Grimaldi is small in stature, but he still managed to pile up 77 points in 86 college games.
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 12
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 17
- It’s San Jose Sharks Day at PHT 15
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 92
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 28
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50
- Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20 5