WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Cole Cassels to an American Hockey League contract for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Cassels began the season in the ECHL, playing for the Utah Grizzlies. In just seven games with the Grizzlies, Cassels notched 10 points (2G-8A) and was signed to a professional tryout agreement by the Belleville Senators. The fifth-year pro recorded a goal and an assist in his Senators debut on Nov. 2, 2019, and amassed eight points (3G-5A) in 24 games with Belleville.
Cassels, 24, has played in 226 career AHL games, amassing 18 goals, 34 assists and 52 points in that time.
A third-round draft pick (85th overall) by the Vancouver Canucks in 2013, Cassels captured the Ontario Hockey League Championship and the Memorial Cup Championship as a member of the Oshawa Generals in 2015. The Hartford, Connecticut-born forward tied for Generals’ team lead in points (31) during those OHL Playoffs and finished second overall in postseason scoring.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Saturday, Jan. 4, against the Springfield Thunderbirds. Puck drop between the Penguins and T-Birds is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins’ 2019-20 regular season, including Full Season, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating 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 are available now. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2019-20 subscriptions.