Angelo Esposito is going to have a chance to play in the NHL next season.
The 19-year-old has signed an entry-level contract with the Atlanta Thrashers.
Esposito had 69 points (30-39) in 56 games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season.
He also appeared in one game for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL in the spring.
The Pittsburgh Penguins originally selected Esposito 20th overall in 2007 before trading his rights to the Thrashers to help land Marian Hossa in February.