The Saint John Sea Dogs nerminder tweeted this afternoon that he has signed - presumably a standard entry-level deal - with the reigning Stanley Cup champions.
D'Orio, despite being ranked to be selected by many publications and experts, went unpicked in this year's NHL Draft. The 18-year-old was invited to Penguins development camp over the summer and joined the club again last week for rookie camp.So proud to sign my first NHL contract with the @penguins organisation! I just want thank everybody who help me to be there. pic.twitter.com/iCBFf847cr— Alex D'orio (@goalie_dor99) September 13, 2017
D'Orio saw playing time this weekend with the Penguins rookie squad at a tournament in Buffalo.
The major reason D'Orio went undrafted was likely due to his limited major junior playing time. He spent his 16-year-old season in midget AAA and was Callum Booth's backup last season. This year, he'll have the No. 1 job.
The Sherbrooke native was selected ninth overall by Saint John in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.
The Penguins have not released their training camp roster but, with today's news, there's certainly a chance D'Orio will be on that list.