SIMON SUMMONED BY PITTSBURGH

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Dominik Simon from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Simon, 22, is tied for third in scoring on WBS this season with 45 points (14G-31A) in 67 games. He’s produced 16 of those points (6G-10A) over his last 17 games.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 176-pound forward played in three NHL games with Pittsburgh, notching an assist in his NHL debut against the New York Rangers on March 13, 2016 at Madison Square Garden.

A native of Prague, Czech Republic, Simon’s AHL point total this year is very similar to his production as a rookie last season, when he had 48 points (25G-23A) in 68 games. His 25 goals led the team.

Pittsburgh drafted Simon in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Friday, Apr. 2, when it takes on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at PPL Center. The Penguins’ next home game is Wednesday, Apr. 12, and once again, their opponent will be the Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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.

Penguins ticket packages, including 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.