The Pittsburgh Penguins have a plethora of solid prospects in their farm system one of which is a 23-year old by the name of Zach Aston-Reese. Although he may not start the season on the Penguins roster, he could make a name for himself in someway during the upcoming campaign.
Signed as a college free agent in March, Aston-Reese and Pittsburgh agreed to a two-year, entry-level deal after he scored 31 goals and had 32 assists while attending Northeastern and also was able to register a plus/minus was 13. When Aston-Reese went to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), he played in 10 games and scored three goals and five assists his plus/minus was there was two.
He is a forward and Aston-Reese is a work horse. He was also nominated for the Hobey Baker Award last season. Going into training camp, Aston-Reese is going to have to prove himself, but he has the work ethic to compete with other workout warriors.