PENGUINS ANNOUNCE TRANSACTIONS
Schnell and Chupp up from Wheeling, Rust and Wild signed to AHL contracts
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Matt Rust and defenseman Cody Wild have been signed to AHL contracts. The Penguins have also recalled right wing Ryan Schnell from the Wheeling Nailers and signed Wheeling center Cody Chupp to a professional try-out agreement.
Wild, 24, has chipped in two assists in 35 games this season for the Penguins. A fourth-year pro out of Providence College, Wild has appeared in 169 AHL contests with Springfield, Providence and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and compiled 41 points (5g-36a).
Originally signed to an amateur tryout agreement on October 11, Rust has posted two goals and eight assists for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton over 27 games. Currently in his rookie season after completing a four-year career at the University of Michigan, Rust has also skated in two contests with the Wheeling Nailers this year.
Chupp has registered three assists in 10 games over two stints with the Penguins this season. The Big Rapids, MI-native has recorded 11 goals, 11 assists and six penalty minutes in 29 games for the Nailers. A second-year pro, Chupp appeared in 58 matches with the Texas Stars in 2010-11, registering five goals and eight assists.
Schnell has played in eight games for the Nailers on the year, compiling 75 minutes of penalties. He has also notched an assist and 46 PIM in 12 contests with the Penguins. The 22-year old third-year pro has totaled in 96 games with the Nailers over the past two seasons along with five goals, six assists and 331 PIM.