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HARRINGTON REASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE

April 23, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Scott Harrington to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Jim Rutherford. Harrington, 22, has spent a majority of the season with WBS, totaling 12 points (2G-10A) and a plus-19 in 48 games. This marks the second-straight season that the blueliner has helped WBS allow the fewest goals in the AHL (third-straight season overall doing so for WBS). Harrington played 10 NHL regular-season… read more
Posted on 04/23/15

MURRAY, ZATKOFF CAPTURE HAP HOLMES AWARD

April 19, 2015 The American Hockey League announced today that Matt Murray and Jeff Zatkoff of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are the recipients of the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award for the 2014-15 season. Since 1972, the award has been presented to the goaltender(s) with at least 25 games played on the team which allows the fewest goals in the regular season. For the third season in a row, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton led the AHL in goals against, surrendering a league-low 163 goals… read more
Posted on 04/19/15

PENGUINS SIGN PARENT TO PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have signed defenseman Ryan Parent to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).   Parent, 28, played in 22 games this season for the St. John’s IceCaps, notching two assists and 16 penalty minutes.  Prior to signing a PTO with St. John’s on Dec. 28, 2014, the native of Prince Albert, Saskatoon appeared in six contests with the Ontario Reign on the ECHL, where picked up one assist.   … read more
Posted on 04/19/15

PENGUINS TO FACE CRUNCH IN EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINAL

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced the schedule for their best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series versus the Syracuse Crunch in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.   The full schedule is as follows:    Game 1 Fri., April 24   Syracuse vs. W-B/SCRANTON   7:05 PM Game 2 Sat., April 25   Syracuse vs. W-B/SCRANTON   7:05 PM Game 3 Wed., April 29   W-B/Scranton at SYRACUSE   7:00 PM *Game 4 Thu.,… read more
Posted on 04/18/15

MURRAY NAMED WINNER OF BAZ BASTIEN AWARD

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with American Hockey League, announced today that goaltender Matt Murray has been voted the winner of the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender for the 2014-15 season. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities.   A 20-year-old rookie, Murray has helped the Penguins clinch their 13th consecutive… read more
Posted on 04/16/15

ESCOBEDO SIGNS PTO WITH PENGUINS

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have signed defenseman Sean Escobedo to a professional tryout agreement (PTO).   Escobedo spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL, recording three goals in 61 games, along with career highs in assists (16) and points (19).  The 24-year-old from Bayside, N.Y. also made two appearances for the Hartford Wolf Pack.    Escobedo began his pro career… read more
Posted on 04/15/15

PENGUINS WEEKLY - 4/14/15

Penguins Clinch Playoff Spot for 13th Consecutive Year   Weekly Rewind Wed., Apr. 8 – Penguins 3 at LEHIGH VALLEY 0 Matt Murray stopped 30 shots to record his 12th shutout of the season as W/B-Scranton beat Lehigh Valley 3-0. Tom Kuhnhackl gathered two goals in the contest, while Kasperi Kapanen posted a goal and an assist in his Penguins debut.   Sat., Apr. 11 – Penguins 5 at PORTLAND 2 Tom Kuhnhackl, Carter Rowney and Dominik Uher each collected a goal and an assist as the… read more
Posted on 04/14/15

MURRAY NAMED AHL’S OUTSTANDING ROOKIE

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with American Hockey League, announced today that goaltender Matt Murray has been voted the winner of the Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie for the 2014-15 season. The award is voted on by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.   A third-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in 2012, Murray has spent much of his rookie season rewriting the… read more
Posted on 04/14/15

PENGUINS SIGN JADEN LINDO TO ATO

  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins today announced that they have signed forward Jaden Lindo to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO).    Lindo, 19, recently completed his third season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack, registering seven goals, two assists and 34 penalty minutes in 49 games.    A native of Brampton, Ont., Lindo was a sixth-round selection (173rd overall) of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 NHL Draft.  … read more
Posted on 04/14/15

PITTSBURGH RECALLS WILSON

April 14, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Scott Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Wilson, 22, ranks among the top-five on WBS in almost every offensive category, including goals (19; 3rd), assists (22; 4th), points (41; 3rd), power-play goals (7; 1st) and shots (147; 1st) despite missing 18 games due to injury/call-ups. The first-year forward has produced three… read more
Posted on 04/14/15
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