The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Blake Siebenaler from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Siebenaler will report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
Siebenaler is in the final year of his entry-level contract. His two-way contract contains an average annual value of $695,000 at the NHL level. Siebenaler will be a restricted free agent this summer.
Siebenaler, 22, has spent all three of his professional seasons to this point with the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL, producing 14 points (7G-7A) in 83 games. This year, he has two points (1G-1A) in 17 contests.
A 6-foot-2, 208-pound native of Toledo, Ohio, Siebenaler was originally drafted by the Blue Jackets in the third round (77th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. He played three seasons of junior hockey with the Niagara IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League from 2013-16. Siebenaler also saw action with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League and the Under-17 United States National Team Development Program squad in 2012-13 before embarking on a junior career in Canada.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Wednesday, Feb. 13, as it renews its rivalry with the Hershey Bears at Giant Center. The Penguins’ next home game is Saturday, Feb. 16, against the Utica Comets. Puck drop on 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.