By James O'Brien, Mar 14, 2017, 6:33 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Zach Aston-Reese to a two-year entry-level deal that kicks in starting in 2017-18.

You could make an argument that this is an example of the rich getting richer. Aston-Reese, 22, topped the NCAA in goals (31) and points (63) for Northeastern University this past season.

NHL.com pegged him as one of the top college free agents about a week ago, praising his size along with his scoring ability.

It sounds like he’ll spend the rest of this season in the AHL. After that? Well, we’ll see if he can make a dent sooner or later.