WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have acquired forward Trevor Yates from the Grand Rapids Griffins in exchange for future considerations. Yates will report to the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.
Yates is a first-year pro who has amassed seven points (2G-5A) in 27 games with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye this season. He also appeared in two AHL games with Grand Rapids during the 2018-19 campaign, recording no points in that time.
The Beaconsfield, Québec native played with Penguins rookie forward Anthony Angello when the two were teammates at Cornell University during the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Yates earned 32 goals and 33 assists for 65 points in 120 career NCAA games. He also played his prep school hockey with Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, where he was a teammate of Penguins rookie forward Sam Lafferty.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Friday, Feb. 8, when it kicks continues its Midwest road trip against the Milwaukee Admirals. The Penguins’ next home game is Saturday, Feb. 16 against the Utica Comets. Puck drop for Military Appreciation Night presented by MetLife between the Penguins and Comets 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, 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.