Beau Bennett And Pittsburgh Penguins Agree To Entry-Level Contract, According To Reports

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Beau Bennett, drafted 20th overall of the Pittsburgh Penguins, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Penguins signed their top pick in the 2010 draft to a three-year deal.

Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday that the Pittsburgh Penguins have reached a deal with their top 2010 draft pick, Beau Bennett.

Bennett, 20, accepted an entry-level contract that is for three years beginning in 2012-2013. If he is to play in the NHL during the deal, it will cost the Penguins $900,000 against the salary cap.

Bennett will be leaving the University of Denver after his sophomore season, and has scored 13 goals and 25 assists in 47 career games with the Pioneers. His sophomore season was cut short after just 10 games due to a wrist injury.

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