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LETOURNEAU-LEBLOND SIGNS WITH PENGUINS

Letourneau-Leblond Signs with Penguins Former Devil and Admiral joins Wilkes-Barre/Scranton   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to an American Hockey League contract.     A seven-year veteran from Levis, Quebec, Letourneau-Leblond skated with the Norfolk Admirals during the 2012-13 season, recording three goals, five assists and 98 penalty minutes in 33 games.    Letourneau-Leblond,… read more
Posted on 08/20/13

O’BRIEN NAMED DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING & MEDIA RELATIONS

Penguins Name O’Brien Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations Color commentator assumes play-by-play duties from long-time broadcaster Tom Grace   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have named Mike O’Brien Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations, it was announced on Thursday.   O’Brien, 35, has served as the team’s Director of Communications and provided color commentary for radio and television broadcasts for the past two… read more
Posted on 08/15/13

FOUR PLAYERS JOIN WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

Four Players Join Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins sign Manderson, Merth, Minella and Stevenson   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defensemen Peter Merth and Dustin Stevenson and forwards Christiaan Minella and Denver Manderson.   Merth spent the majority of 2012-13 with the Nailers, joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton late in the season.  He recorded a goal, 16 assists and 75 PIM in 48 games with Wheeling before signing a PTO… read more
Posted on 08/08/13

GRACE GOING TO THE NHL

Longtime Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins broadcaster Tom Grace is headed to the National Hockey League. Grace has accepted a position as the Manager of Team Services for the Florida Panthers, and will be joining the team within the next two weeks. “We are extremely happy for Tom and the opportunity he has with the Panthers,” said Penguins CEO Jeff Barrett.  “Tom has been the most recognizable and one of the most popular members of our organization since its inception. … read more
Posted on 08/06/13

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE 2013 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Penguins Announce 2013 Preseason Schedule Wilkes-Barre/Scranton faces Rochester and Hershey in home-and-home series   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today their 2013 preseason schedule.    The exhibition schedule is as follows:   Date Opponent Venue Time Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Rochester Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex 7:05pm            Friday, Sept. 27         … read more
Posted on 08/05/13

NAILERS & PENGUINS RENEW AFFILIATION AGREEMENT

Nailers and Penguins Renew Affiliation Agreement WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud members of the ECHL, are excited to announce that they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League for the 2013-14 season. Wheeling enters its 14th consecutive season as the ECHL affiliate for both Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, as well as its 15th season overall with the NHL Penguins.… read more
Posted on 07/26/13

W-B/SCRANTON SIGNS GOALTENDER MANNINO

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Signs Goaltender Peter Mannino Sixth-year pro and former NCAA Champion joins Penguins   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed goaltender Peter Mannino to an American Hockey League contract.     Now entering his sixth year of professional hockey, Mannino went 10-7-0 in 20 games with the Manchester Monarchs last season, while recording a 2.47 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.   … read more
Posted on 07/24/13

YOU LIKE US, YOU REALLY LIKE US!

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Facebook page hit something of a milestone on Sunday, surpassing the 20,000 likes mark. In less than one full year, the Penguins’ Facebook page has seen growth of more than 38%, going from 14,493 likes on August 1, 2012 to 20,001 as of July 15, 2013.  Since the start of the 2013 calendar year, the page has seen its likes grow by 23.1% (16,244 likes on January 1, 2013). The Penguins’ Facebook page is among the most popular for American Hockey League… read more
Posted on 07/15/13

BARRETT NAMED WINNER OF AHL’S EBRIGHT AWARD

Barrett Named Winner of AHL’s Thomas Ebright Award Penguins CEO honored for career contributions to the AHL   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, today announced that chief executive officer Jeff Barrett has been selected as the winner of the league’s Thomas Ebright Award in recognition of career contributions to the AHL.   Barrett has overseen the operations of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since the team’s… read more
Posted on 07/11/13

AHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES DIVISION ALIGNMENT FOR 2013-14

AHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES DIVISION ALIGNMENT FOR 2013-14 League welcomes Utica Comets and Iowa Wild; Eastern Conference remains unchanged   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that the league’s Board of Governors, convening this week for its Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island, S.C., has approved the following division alignment for the 2013-14 AHL season (NHL affiliates in parentheses): Eastern Conference Atlantic Division… read more
Posted on 07/11/13
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