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Thompson Returns to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Paul Thompson has been reassigned from the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Reassigned to Wheeling on Saturday, Thompson had a goal in the Nailers' game that night against the Reading Royals. He has recorded three goals, four assists and six penalty minutes in 20 games this year with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. A 23-year old rookie out of Methuen, MA, Thompson appeared in six games last year with the Penguins following his senior year at the University of New Hampshire and chipped in three points (1g-2a). Thompson was named Hockey East’s Player of the Year for 2010-11, leading the conference in points (52) and goals (28) and ranking ninth in assists (24). He finished his four-year career with the Wildcats having totaled 55 goals and 57 assists for 112 points in 148 contests. For information, go to or the Penguins’ official Facebook and Twitter pages. -penguins-

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