Pittsburgh Penguins Have Signed Prospect Frederik Tiffels
Pittsburgh Penguins Have Signed Prospect Frederik Tiffels to a Two-Year Entry-Level Contract on Thursday.
The 2015 sixth-round draft pick Frederik Tiffels finally inked his first pro contract on Thursday when he signed with the team that drafted him, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He received a two-year entry level deal and the team hasn’t disclosed how much the contract was for.
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Tiffels has spent the last five years between the USHL and NCAA in the United States playing for Muskegon, Fargo, Cedar Rapids in the USHL before spending three seasons with the University of Western Michigan in the NCAA. His best season in North America came in 2012-13 when he scored 25 points in 50 games for Muskegon, however, he eclipsed that number the following season with Cedar Rapids by two points but this in only 31 games played. After that, he registered between 17 and 21 points during his three years in the NCAA.
Tiffels started his hockey career back home in Germany where he played for the Kolner U-16 team and the Mannheim U-18 team. His best year offensively definitely came back home with the Kolner U-16 team when he scored 81 points in 27 games.
He’s expected to play for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the AHL next season. In 105 career NCAA games, Tiffels registered 59 points, and in 106 USHL games, he managed a total of 62. Also in 2014-15, he won an award at the World Junior Championships as the top three player on team Germany, which is a pretty solid accomplishment.
Now while he’s not expected to grow into a top six or top three forward, he does have the potential to crack an NHL lineup someday, how long that takes, however, is yet to be seen.
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