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Penguins sign star University of Minnesota defenceman Alex Goligoski

Alex Goligoski, an all-America standout at the University of Minnesota and a member of the U.S. world junior team, agreed to terms Wednesday, GM Ray Shero announced.

Goligoski, 21, has amassed 98 points including 25 goals in 117 college games. He was named WCHA defenceman of the year last s

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The five-foot-11 native of Grand Rapids, Minn., was selected by the Penguins in the second round, 61st overall, in the 2004 entry draft.