Cornell’s Angello forgoes senior season, signs with Pittsburgh

Anthony Angello (Cornell - 17). (Shelley M. Szwast)
Anthony Angello tied for the Cornell team lead in scoring during the 2017-18 season with 13 goals and 26 points (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).

Cornell junior forward Anthony Angello signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, giving up his senior season with the Big Red.

He was tied for the team lead in scoring this year with 26 points on 13 goals and 13 assists. Nine of those goals came in Cornell’s nine January games, which earned him the ECAC Hockey Player of the Month award.

Angello posted 36 goals and 34 assists for 70 points and a plus-31 rating in 102 games with the Big Red over the last three seasons.

Originally selected by the Penguins in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, Angello will report to the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on an amateur tryout contract.