Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Prospect Tanner Howe

The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a move, signing prospect forward Tanner Howe to a three-year, entry-level contract. 

Howe, 18, was selected by the Penguins with the 46th overall pick of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft. The Prince Albert native is coming off a strong season with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, as he posted 28 goals to go along with 77 points in 68 games as their captain. After a season like this, he is now viewed as one of the Penguins' best prospects.

Besides being an impactful offensive play, Howe has also become well-known because of his tenacious style of play. He excels with his net-front presence ability and is incredibly hard on the forecheck, which has made him very impactful at the junior level.

With the Penguins not necessarily being known for having a strong prospect pool, officially signing Howe to his entry-level contract is certainly good news. It will now be interesting to see how well he develops his game from here. The potential for him to become a solid NHL player for the Penguins later down the road is certainly there.

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