RYAN SCHNELL RETURNS FOR 2011-12
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Ryan Schnell on a one-year American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Wednesday.
Schnell, 22, appeared in 11 regular-season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2010-11, recording two goals, 37 penalty minutes, and a plus-3 rating.
The 6-3, 225-lb. native of Cary, Illinois spent most of the season with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), where he posted five points (3+2) in 36 games. Schnell also led the squad with 158 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, Schnell spent parts of two seasons with the Chicago Steel (USHL), tallying 20 points (7+13) and 244 penalty minutes in 75 career games. He was also a two-time member of the United States National Under-18 Team from 2005-07.
Schnell was originally signed by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as a free agent on October 6, 2010.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will begin its 13th American Hockey League season 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.