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PENGUINS SIGN JAKE GUENTZEL TO ATO

March 22, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Jake Guentzel to an amateur tryout contract. Guentzel, a third round pick (77th overall) by Pittsburgh at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, comes to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton after a successful junior season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Guentzel reached double digits in goal scoring for the second time in his collegiate career and led the Mavericks in 2015-16 with 36 points… read more
Posted on 03/22/16

PITTSBURGH RECALLS SUNDQVIST, REASSIGNS SIMON

  March 18, 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.   Forward Dominik Simon has been re-assigned to WBS.   Sundqvist, 21, made his NHL debut on Feb. 5 at Tampa Bay and recorded his first NHL point, an assist, on Feb. 24 at Boston in the most recent of his 10 NHL games.   The 6-foot-3, 209-pound Sundqvist… read more
Posted on 03/18/16

PENGUINS RECALL ADAM KRAUSE

March 12, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Adam Krause from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). This is Krause’s first AHL recall. Krause has 15 goals and nine assists for 24 points in 37 games with the Nailers this season. His goal total is tied for third-most on the team. The Hermantown, Minn. native posted a career-best five-game point streak spanning Feb. 17, 2016 – Feb. 27, 2016, including a streak of… read more
Posted on 03/12/16

PENGUINS SEND THREE PLAYERS TO WHEELING

March 10, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have reassigned goalie Brian Foster to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned Anton Zlobin from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to Wheeling, and Derek Army has been released from his professional tryout contract. Foster, 28, has appeared in seven games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, posting a 3.60 goals against average and .854 save percentage. The sixth-year… read more
Posted on 03/10/16

SHEARY RETURNS TO WBS

  March 10, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Conor Sheary to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Sheary, 23, has 36 points (7G-29A) in 30 AHL games this season with WBS. He has five points (3G-2A) in 29 NHL contests with Pittsburgh.   The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have a home-and-home series with Bridgeport this Saturday and Sunday. WBS currently… read more
Posted on 03/10/16

PENGUINS SIGN FRANKY PALAZZESE TO PTO

March 9, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) goalie Franky Palazzese to a professional tryout contract. An undrafted free agent out of the Ontario Hockey League, the second-year pro currently leads the Nailers with four shutouts this season. Furthermore, Palazzese started the year by setting a career-best shutout streak dating back to the 2014-15 regular season (108:21). The 22-year-old from Toronto,… read more
Posted on 03/09/16

PENGUINS GET BIGGS, RUOPP FROM WHEELING

March 6, 2016   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) reassigned Tyler Biggs and Harrison Ruopp from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Biggs, in his third pro season and first in the Penguins organization, has one goal and one assist in eight games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2015-16 campaign. The Loveland, Ohio native scored a goal in his Nailers debut on Mar. 4. In 10 career ECHL games Biggs… read more
Posted on 03/06/16

ARCHIBALD RECALLED BY PITTSBURGH

  March 4, 2016   The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Josh Archibald from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.   Archibald, 23, will be looking to make his NHL debut when the Penguins host the Calgary Flames in Saturday afternoon’s 3 p.m. tilt at CONSOL Energy Center.   This season the 5-foot-10, 176-pound second-year pro has compiled eight goals, six assists… read more
Posted on 03/04/16

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
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