WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Tom Kuhnhackl and defenseman Harrison Ruopp have been assigned to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Kuhnhackl has recorded eight goals, two assists and 22 penalty minutes in 48 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 22-year old has also contributed a goal and an assist in three games with the Nailers.
Originally from Landshut, Germany, Kuhnhackl was a fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins (110th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
In 11 games with the Penguins this year, Ruopp has posted 18 penalty minutes. A 20-year old rookie from Zehner, Saskatchewan, Ruopp has also collected two assists and 33 PIM over 14 games for Wheeling.
A 2011 third-round draft pick (84th overall) of the Phoenix Coyotes, Ruopp was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 22, 2012.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins host the Hamilton Bulldogs on Friday, Mar. 14 at 7:05pm.
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