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PENGUINS ACQUIRE PLACHTA FROM COYOTES

  February 29, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Matthias Plachta and a conditional 2017 seventh-round draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Sergei Plotnikov, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.     Plachta is currently on a two-way contract that carries an average annual value of $743,000 at the NHL level. He will be a restricted free agent after this season.  Plachta will join the Penguins’… read more
Posted on 02/29/16

PENGUINS RECALL GOALIE BRIAN FOSTER

February 27, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today they have recalled goalie Brian Foster from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Foster, 28, has appeared in five games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 2.97 goals against average and .879 save percentage. The sixth-year pro recorded his first career AHL shutout with 30 saves in a 3-0 Penguins win at Syracuse on Dec. 19, 2015. In 15 games with the Nailers this season, Foster has a 7-7-0-1… read more
Posted on 02/27/16

BRIAN FOSTER REASSIGNED BY PENGUINS

February 24, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today they have reassigned goalie Brian Foster to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In 14 games with the Nailers this season, Foster has a 6-7-0-1 record, a 3.12 goals against average, and .899 save percentage. Foster, 28, has appeared in five games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 2.97 goals against average and .879 save percentage. The sixth-year pro recorded his first career AHL shutout with… read more
Posted on 02/24/16

BRIAN FOSTER REASSIGNED BY WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

February 12, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have reassigned goalie Brian Foster to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). In 13 games with the Nailers this season, Foster has a 6-6-0-1 record, a 2.93 goals against average, and .905 save percentage. Foster, 28, has appeared in five games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 2.97 goals against average and .879 save percentage. The sixth-year pro recorded his first career AHL shutout… read more
Posted on 02/12/16

PENGUINS ANNOUNCE JARRETT BURTON SIGNING

February 6, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) forward Jarrett Burton to a professional tryout contract. An undrafted free agent out of Clarkson University, the second-year pro currently leads the Nailers with 15 goals and 38 points this season. The 24-year-old from Echo Bay, Ont. had a 28-point rookie campaign with Wheeling last year after posting back-to-back 20-point seasons at Clarkson. Burton… read more
Posted on 02/06/16

PENGUINS RECALL SUNDQVIST

  February 4, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Oskar Sundqvist from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sundqvist, 21, is in his first full season in North America, playing 39 AHL games for WBS, tallying five goals, 11 assists and 16 points.   The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Sundqvist joined WBS last season during its playoff run, skating in one postseason contest.… read more
Posted on 02/04/16

PITTSBURGH SIGNS SESTITO TO NHL DEAL

  February 1, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Tom Sestito to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   The deal is a two-way contact that runs through the end of the 2015-16 season and carries an average annual value of $575,000 at the NHL level.   Sestito had been playing with WBS this season on a professional tryout contract.   The Penguins will be placing Sestito on waivers Monday, and… read more
Posted on 02/01/16

WILSON RECALLED BY PITTSBURGH

January 26, 2016 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, 23, has played four NHL games with Pittsburgh this season, collecting his first NHL point with an assist onPhil Kessel’s first goal on Dec. 21 versus Columbus. Wilson, who stands 5-foot-11, 183 pounds, leads the AHL with 20 goals and seven game-winning goals… read more
Posted on 01/26/16

JOHN SLANEY VIP MEET AND GREET

Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman John Slaney will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame prior to our game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on January 30.  And we’ve got your chance to hang out with the one-time Pens’ captain at an exclusive post-game reception. This VIP Meet and Greet with John Slaney will take place in the Mohegan Sun Arena club lounge from 9:30pm-11:00pm on Saturday, January 30, and includes: ·        … read more
Posted on 01/19/16

POULIOT RECALLED BY PITTSBURGH

January 18, 2016 The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Derrick Pouliot from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Pouliot, 22, was recently selected to play in his second-consecutive AHL All-Star Classic as one of three WBS representatives alongside goalie Matt Murray and rookie forward Dominik Simon. The 6-foot, 208-pound Pouliot leads all WBS defensemen and ranks seventh (tied) in the… read more
Posted on 01/18/16
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