BELLERIVE cashes in

Un­drafted Hur­ri­cane signs three-year en­try-level NHL con­tract with the Pitts­burgh Pen­guins af­ter strong camp

Lethbridge Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

Af­ter go­ing un­drafted this sum­mer, Jordy Bellerive is now prop­erty of a Na­tional Hockey League team.

On Satur­day, the Pitts­burgh Pen­guins an­nounced they had signed the Lethbridge Hur­ri­canes for­ward to a three­year, en­try-level con­tract af­ter a stel­lar show­ing at the team’s rookie camp.

Bellerive, 18, led the Pen­guins at the Prospects Chal­lenge in Buf­falo with four goals and seven points in the three games.

The Hur­ri­canes sec­ond over­all pick in the 2014 West­ern Hockey League ban­tam draft led the team with mul­ti­ple points ev­ery game and scored a hat trick against the New Jersey Devils. He also par­tic­i­pated in the Pen­guins' prospect de­vel­op­ment camp in July.

The five-foot-10, 194-pound prod­uct of North Van­cou­ver scored a com­bined 92 points (38 goals and 54 as­sists) in two sea­sons with the Hur­ri­canes, in­clud­ing 27 goals last sea­son.

Bellerive added seven goals and 14 points in 20 games dur­ing the Hur­ri­canes run to the Eastern Con­fer­ence fi­nals.

He is cur­rently skat­ing in the Pen­guins main camp.

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