TAYLOR AND ZINK REASSIGNED TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Jeff Taylor from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers. Furthermore, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has reassigned defenseman Dylan Zink to Wheeling.

Taylor skated in 13 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season after joining the team on an amateur tryout agreement late in the 2016-17 campaign. In 19 total AHL games, the 23-year-old defenseman has posted one assist. The first-year pro from Clifton Park, N.Y. has put up 19 points (4G-15A) in 28 games with the Nailers this season and had six points in seven contests during the month of February before being reassigned to the Penguins.

Zink, 25, has four goals and 18 assists for 22 points in 44 games in Wheeling this season. He also appeared in seven games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season, posting his first AHL point in his first game of the season with an assist on Oct. 13, 2017 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The Penguins’ next game is Tuesday, Mar. 13, when they travel to North Carolina to take on the Charlotte Checkers. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game is the team’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration as they face-off against the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday, Mar. 17.

Puck drop between the Penguins and Wolf Pack 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.

Season ticket packages for the 19th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.