Sam Lafferty, the Penguins' fourth-round pick in 2014, made his professional debut this week.
Lafferty, a native of Hollidaysburg, Pa., signed a two-year entry-level contract with Pittsburgh last week when his senior season at Brown University ended. His contract doesn't take effect until next season, but he is finishing the remainder of this season on a tryout agreement with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
He reported to Wilkes-Barre last Tuesday, and was a scratch their first game of the week on Friday. Saturday, though, he made his debut, centering the third line between Tom Sestito and Joseph Cramarossa.
He didn't score in his debut, but he showed flashes of skill in his stickhandling and speed and positioning on the ice, and had a number of good chances, although only one went on net.