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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have assigned forward Troy Josephs to their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Josephs is a second-year pro who recorded one point, an assist, in one game played with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.

He posted excellent numbers with the Nailers last season, putting up 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points in 43 games in the ECHL. The Whitby, Ontario native also notched his first career hat trick on Feb. 2, 2018 against the Indy Fuel. Josephs skated in four games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, as well, but did not produce any points in that time.

Originally a seventh round pick (209th overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Josephs turned pro last season after a four-year career at Clarkson University. The 24-year-old also won the 2013 Ontario Junior Hockey League championship as a member of the St. Michael’s Buzzers.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Saturday, Oct. 27 against the Hershey Bears at Giant Center. The Penguins’ next home game is next Friday, Nov. 2 when they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack. Puck drop between the Penguins and Wolf Pack is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, or by contacting the Penguins’ offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the 20th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV, which include live and archived games, begin at just $79.99 for the entire 2018-19 regular season. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2018-19 subscriptions.