WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed right wing Andrew Orpik to an American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Friday.
Orpik, 24, spent most of last season with the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL). The 6-3, 200-lb. forward posted 22 points (10G, 12A) and 38 penalty minutes in 35 games. The native of East Amherst, New York, also earned his first action in the AHL last season with the San Antonio Rampage, where he posted five points (1G, 4A) in 22 contests.
Orpik, the younger brother of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, completed his four-year collegiate career with Boston College (HE) in 2009. He finished his tenure with 47 points (18G, 29A) and 145 penalty minutes in 155 games, and was a member of the Eagles’ 2008 National Championship Team.
Orpik was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the seventh round (227th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will begin its 12th season of play in the American Hockey League this fall at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Full and partial season ticket plans are on sale now by contacting the Penguins ticket offices at (570) 208-PENS.