Nathan Moon, the Penguins 4th round draft pick (120th overall) in 2008, did not join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for their (brief) playoff run as he has in years past throwing his future with the Penguins into doubt.

Moon season was ended when his Kingston Frontenacs were defeated in by the Brampton Battalion in game 7 of the OHL playoffs.

The Penguins have not offered Moon an entry-level contract as they have done to lesser-known prospects Carl Sneep, D (2nd round 2006) and Patrick Killeen, G (6th round 2008) in recent days.

The front office of the Penguins have talked to Moon a little bit since the season ended but there have been no contract talks.

Despite the fact that Moon wanted nothing more than to play for WBS, he may not get that chance if he remains unsigned when June 1st rolls around. If he has not signed an entry-level contract by then he will become an unrestricted free agent.

Moon’s skill has been documented here on Faceoff Factor as well as his ability to get under other players skin. The forward has managed to gain a reputation for agitating opposing forwards as well as getting involved in altercations that have got him suspended a few times in his junior career.

But the Penguins could really use an up-and-coming player with top six potential that also has an edge to his game. He can get in opponents head to knock them off their game – or out of the game.

I would be surprised if Moon was not eventually signed by Pittsburgh but if he isn’t, he will definitely be signed somewhere else.