Pittsburgh Signs Sean Maguire by @_MAF29

On Wednesday, April 6th of 2016, the Pittsburgh Penguins signed goaltender Sean Maguire of Boston University to a two year, entry level contract.


A 4th round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Maguire had just came off of his senior year. Through 39 games played for BU (25 started), Maguire went 13-9-1 (yes, this is correct) with a 2.41 goals against average and a .920 save percentage.

Since Maguire has signed an ELC, he is ineligible to play college hockey (as he would be next year anyway, being he is coming off of his senior year.) Considering this, the plan for Maguire is likely for him to report to the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins: the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. There, it can be assumed that he will serve as backup to the current starter Tristan Jarry, whereas Brian Foster would presumably be sent back down to the Wheeling Nailers. A combo of Jarry and Maguire is likely for next year, as well.

Maguire missed his 2014-15 college junior season with a concussion, but has rebounded spectacularly in his senior year. We can only hope Maguire has a healthy and prosperous future ahead of him.

This is Hockey's Future's analysis of Sean Maguire:

"Sean Maguire is a hybrid goaltender who possesses a solid frame and very good overall natural talent. He is athletic with good lateral movement, but he also has a calm demeanor. Maguire has a tendency to maybe overplay the puck or scramble around too much in his crease. He is considered raw at this point, but has the size and athleticism to potentially develop into an NHL caliber goaltender."

And before we finish, a nice little fun fact from @emptynetters on Twitter:



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Writes for Pens Initiative. Big fan of Ellen Page. Like, wow, a really big fan of Ellen Page. 
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