Standing at a hulking 6’5, 213 pounds, Anthony Angello’s college career at Cornell came to an end when the junior signed a 2 year ELC that begins in 18-19, with Angello joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an ATO for the remainder of the season. A 5th round pick in the 2014 draft, Angello immediately paid dividends with an 11 goal, 13 assists freshman season, followed by a 12 goal sophomore year and a 13 goal junior year.
Splitting his time between center and right wing, it remains to be seen how the Penguins project Angello’s future in the pro game, but his size comes with a certain physicality that is absent in the Penguins prospect system. Further to that, he skates very well for his size and is no stranger to rough play, with him racking up 85 PIMS and 90 PIMS in the two years he spent in the USHL prior to attending Cornell.
Expect to see Angello used in a bottom 6 role initially, and the Penguins will try to develop him into a better skating Milan Lucic type, who brings a physical edge without being an on-ice detriment.