WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Christian Hilbrich from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).
Hilbrich has appeared in three games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, earning no points or penalty minutes in that time. The six-foot-seven forward made his AHL debut on Feb. 17, 2017 while the Penguins were visiting the Albany Devils.
In 51 contests with the Nailers this season, Hilbrich posted 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points and 32 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old rookie has a team-best plus-20 rating, and was named Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for his efforts during the period of Jan. 9 – 15 after collecting nine points (5G-4A) in four games that weekend.
The Port Credit, Ont. native is a graduate of Cornell University, appearing in 111 games over four seasons and posting 27 goals and 21 assists for 48 points. He was named team captain for his senior season.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Wednesday, Mar. 8, and its opponent will be the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets for all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.