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SAMUELSSON NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that defenseman Philip Samuelsson has been selected CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 19, 2014. In three games last week, Samuelsson recorded one goal, four assists and a plus-6 rating from the Penguins blue line.     On Friday night in Providence, Samuelsson was one of just six Wilkes-Barre skaters with an even or better rating (even) in a 5-1… read more
Posted on 01/20/14

PENGUINS WEEKLY #16

Penguins Enter Longest Road Stretch of Season Weekly Rewind Wed., Jan. 8– Penguins 2 vs. SYRACUSE 4 Despite the first multi-goal game (2g) of Philip Samuelsson’s career, the Penguins could not overcome a four-goal deficit in falling to the Crunch, 4-2. Kristers Gudlevskis made 24-fo-26 saves to thwart a third-period rally by W-B/Scranton.   Fri., Jan. 10 – PENGUINS 4 at Adirondack 1 Consecutive 5-on-3 power play goals from Tom Kostopoulos and Brian Dumoulin broke open a tied… read more
Posted on 01/15/14

PITTSBURGH RECALLS PL3

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Letourneau-Leblond, 28, is in his first season in the Pittsburgh organization. He has spent the entire campaign thus far with WBS, posting two points (1G-1A) and 137 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward has played parts of four NHL seasons with the New Jersey Devils… read more
Posted on 01/15/14

D’AGOSTINO ASSIGNED TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – It was announced today that defenseman Nick D’Agostino has been assigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).  In addition, defenseman Barry Goers has been released from his professional tryout agreement (PTO).    D’Agostino, 23, has appeared in 25 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, registering one goal, six assists, and 11 penalty minutes.  Assigned to Wheeling on Jan. 8, the… read more
Posted on 01/14/14

PITTSBURGH RECALLS DRAZENOVIC

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Nick Drazenovic (DRUH-zehn-oh-vihk) from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Drazenovic, 26, currently places fifth on WBS with 20 points (7G-13A) in 26 games this season. Last season the 6-foot, 192-pound Drazenovic split the campaign between the Columbus Blue Jackets and their top minor-league affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Drazenovic competed… read more
Posted on 01/14/14

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME CLASS

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are proud to announce their inaugural Hall of Fame class. Selected for induction this coming February are former Penguins players Dennis Bonvie and Alain Nasreddine (Players category), as well as former Pennsylvania State Representative and past Chairman of the Arena Authority Kevin Blaum (Builders category).   DENNIS BONVIE The most popular player in team history, Bonvie was a member of the Penguins’ inaugural squad in 1999-00, and spent parts of five… read more
Posted on 01/10/14

PENGUINS RELEASE SEVERYN FROM PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have released forward C.J. Severyn from his professional tryout agreement (PTO).    Signed to a PTO by the Penguins on Dec. 2, Severyn appeared in four games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording four penalty minutes.  A third-year pro and native of Beaver, Pa., Severyn had posted six goals, 11 assists and 66 penalty minutes in 19 games this season with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears. … read more
Posted on 01/09/14

GIBBONS NAMED TO 2014 AHL ALL-STAR ROSTER

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today that forward Brian Gibbons has been selected to participate in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Assante Wealth Management, taking place at Mile One Centre in St. John’s, N.L. on Feb. 11-12.   Gibbons is part of a 20-man AHL roster that will face off against Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League in the two-day event, which includes a Skills Competition… read more
Posted on 01/09/14

GAME TIME CHANGED FOR ROAD CONTEST AGAINST ALBANY

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the start time for their road game versus the Albany Devils on Saturday, March 1 has been changed to 5:00 p.m.    The contest, set to take place at Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, was originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  Broadcast details will be announced at a later date.       The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head to Adirondack to face the Phantoms on Friday, Jan. 10 at… read more
Posted on 01/09/14

PENGUINS ASSIGN THREE TO WHEELING

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that defenseman Nick D’Agostino has been assigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).  In addition, defenseman Peter Merth and forward Cody Sylvester have also been loaned to Wheeling.      Skating in his first professional season, D’Agostino has collected one goal, six assists and 11 penalty minutes in 25 contests with the Penguins.  His first pro goal was… read more
Posted on 01/08/14
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