Scott Wilson signs extension with Penguins. (Photo/Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports) scott wilson Scott Wilson inks two-year extension with Pittsburgh Penguins ScottWilson
Scott Wilson signs extension with Penguins. (Photo/Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Scott Wilson to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford, on Monday.

Wilson’s deal begins with the 2016-17 season and run through the 2017-18 campaign and will have an average annual value of $625,000.

The Penguins also signed forwards Bryan Rust and Tom Kuhnhackl to two-year extensions.

Wilson started his professional career with the Penguins organization following his junior season with the UMass Lowell River Hawks in 2014. He skated in a single game with the Penguins’ AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The forward started the 2014-15 season with the WBS Penguins before getting the call to the NHL on December 2, 2014 when Chris Kunitz was scratched from the lineup due to injury. Wilson played a team-low 4:21 after he suffered a leg injury. He would miss several months before returning to the AHL.

The Oakville, Ontario native returned to the NHL in 2015 where he tallied his first career goal on February 18, 2016. Wilson proceeded to add two more goals in the next two games.

Over his NHL career, Wilson has six points (5g, 1a) with 12 penalty minutes in 24 games. At the AHL level, he was 77 points (41g, 36a) over 90 games.

Prior to turning pro, Wilson tallied 39 goals and 56 assists for 95 points in 109 games at UMass Lowell. He had identical freshmen and sophomore seasons of 16 goals and 22 assists, earning Hockey East Rookie of the Year honors his freshmen year. The forward played in only 31 of the River Hawks 41 games this season after suffering an arm injury during the middle of the season.

He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2012 and on the Hockey East All-Tournament Team in 2013.

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