WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Pittsburgh Penguins have reassigned defenseman Alex Grant and forward Joey Haddad from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), it was announced on Sunday. Haddad, 20, is currently tied for second on the Nailers with 11 points (5+6), and his five goals are second on the squad. The native of Sydney, NS finished third in points over his last two junior seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL). He was signed by Pittsburgh as a free…
Posted on 11/16/09
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Nate Guenin from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. After signing with the Penguins in the offseason, Guenin became the third Pittsburgh native to join the Penguins organization in the last three seasons (Bill Thomas, 2008-09; Ryan Malone, 2003-08). Guenin, 26, is a Hopewell High School graduate and played one season (1999-00) with the Pittsburgh Hornets.…
Posted on 11/16/09
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Chris Conner to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Conner, 23, recorded one assist in six games during his stint in Pittsburgh. At the time of his call up, the speedy winger was Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s leading scorer with eight points (2G-6A) in seven games while taking a team-high 27 shots.
Posted on 11/13/09
WILKES-BARRE, PA – Wyatt Smith has been named the 15th captain in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins history, it was announced on Wednesday by head coach Todd Reirden. Smith was chosen by a vote of his teammates and coaching staff.Smith, 32, has appeared in 474 career American Hockey League games with the Springfield Falcons, Milwaukee Admirals, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Houston Aeros, Lake Erie Monsters, Norfolk Admirals, and San Antonio Rampage, recording 339 points (147+192). He added 23 points…
Posted on 11/12/09
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Mark Letestu to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Letestu, who had been called up to Pittsburgh Friday, has been one of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s top scoring threats in the early part of the season with five points (2G-3A) through four games.
Posted on 11/01/09
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Sergei Shirokov, freshly re-assigned by the parent Vancouver Canucks earlier in the day, made his presence known by tallying a first period power-play goal and the lone shootout goal, as the Manitoba Moose defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2-1 on Friday night at MTS Centre. The Penguins picked up three of a possible four points on their-two day stay in Winnipeg, thanks to superb penalty killing by center Dustin Jeffrey in the second period. On the Penguins’ third…
Posted on 10/31/09
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Posted on 10/21/09
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Posted on 10/21/09
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins were aggravated. The team was stymied by rookie goaltender Braden Holtby during a 3-0 loss on Friday, October 9, and things weren’t going much better the following night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Tigers held a 1-0 lead through the first 30 minutes of the game, and some chippy play combined with another solid goaltending performance saw frustrations mount to the point that a full out line brawl broke out. The Pens came out of the on ice carnage with…
Posted on 10/20/09
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, PA – The Syracuse Crunch rode two power play goals and one shorthanded tally through 65 minutes of regulation, but ran into the wall known as John Curry in the shootout as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a 4-3 win on Saturday night. Curry turned aside 29 of 32 Crunch shots, and then went 4-for-4 in the shootout to earn a milestone 60th franchise win as a member of the Penguins. Ryan Bayda scored twice and Tim Wallace contributed with his first goal of the season.…
Posted on 10/18/09