The University of Denver lost a third player early today with sophomore forward Beau Bennett signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
Bennett, a first-round pick of the Penguins, only played 10 games this season because of a wrist injury. He finishes his college career with 38 points in 47 games.
The Pioneers earlier lost Jason Zucker and Drew Shore to the NHL. They will have to replace four of their top eight forwards, but should have a very strong defensive corps and goaltending to keep them in the hunt.
Early signings in the WCHA (9)
North Dakota (1)
Brock Nelson, soph, f, New York Islanders
Colorado College (1)
Jaden Schwartz, soph, f, St. Louis Blues
Drew Shore, jr, f, Florida Panthers
Jason Zucker, soph, f, Minnesota Wild
Beau Bennett, soph, f, Pittsburgh Penguins
J.T. Brown, soph, f, Tampa Bay Lightning
Terry Broadhurst, jr, f, Chicago Blackhawks
St. Cloud State (2)
David Eddy, jr, f, Calgary Flames
Mike Lee, jr, g, Phoenix Coyotes