WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Kevin Spinozzi to a professional tryout contract.
Spinozzi was one of 21 players initially invited to Penguins training camp on Sept. 21 and stuck with the team through every round of roster adjustments during the preseason.
The 21-year-old blueliner is coming off of a career-best season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. During the 2016-17 campaign, Spinozzi notched personal highs in goals (13), assists (28), points (41) and multi-point games (11). While wearing the captain’s “C” for the Sting, Spinozzi led the team with a plus-13 rating and topped all Sarnia defensemen with four power play goals. He also tied for the team’s postseason lead in points with four (3G-1A).
Spinozzi, who hails from Granby, Québec, earned 113 points (28G-85A) and 297 penalty minutes in 275 career games playing in the OHL.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton opens up the 2017-18 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena against the Charlotte Checkers. 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.
Season ticket packages for the 19th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.