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JOHN HYNES NAMED WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS ASSISTANT COACH

WILKES-BARRE, PA – John Hynes has been named assistant coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by Pittsburgh Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Hynes will work under head coach Todd Reirden at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Hynes, 34, has spent the past six seasons as a head coach with USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, posting an overall record of 216-113-19-9. In 2008-09 he was head coach of the U.S.… read more
Posted on 08/27/09

2009-2010 SCHEDULE RELEASED

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will open their 11th season of play at home on Saturday, October 3, when they take on the Syracuse Crunch. The entire 2009-10 American Hockey League schedule was released on Thursday. The Penguins will play an 80-game unbalanced schedule, meaning they will face opponents from the East Division 54 times (27 home/27 road) during the regular season, while taking on foes from the Atlantic and North Divisions a total of 26 times (13 home/13 road).… read more
Posted on 08/12/09

JOHN CURRY RE-SIGNS WITH PITTSBURGH

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender John Curry to a two-year contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Curry, 25, played three games with Pittsburgh during the 2008-09 season, including his NHL debut on Nov. 26, relieving Dany Sabourin and helping the Penguins secure a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders. He posted a 2-1-0 record along with a .913 save percentage and 2.14 goals-against average during his stint… read more
Posted on 08/01/09

PITTSBURGH SIGNS WADE BROOKBANK AND WYATT SMITH

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forwards Wade Brookbank and Wyatt Smith, it was announced on Friday. Brookbank, 31, split last season between the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) and Norfolk Admirals (AHL), recording one goal in 27 games with the ‘Canes and one assist in 24 games with the Admirals. The native of Lanigan, Saskatchewan appeared in 39 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the 2006-07 regular season, posting one goal and 116 penalty minutes after being acquired… read more
Posted on 07/31/09

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS SIGN MITCH GANZAK

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed defenseman Mitch Ganzak to an American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Tuesday. Ganzak, 25, appeared in 64 games with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) last season, reaching the 40-point plateau and achieving a plus-minus rating of plus-13, tied for second on the team. He also appeared in three AHL contests with Norfolk and Albany last season. The 5-11, 200-pound blueliner from Redford, Michigan, appeared in 153 games in four… read more
Posted on 07/28/09

BERKHOEL BACK IN WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed goaltender Adam Berkhoel to an American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Tuesday. Berkhoel, 28, returns for his second season with the Penguins. He appeared in 28 regular-season games last year, posting a record of 15-11-2, a goals against average of 2.53, and a save percentage of .910. In November 2008, Berkhoel boasted a team-record shutout streak of 202:44 with three consecutive clean sheets, just 47 minutes shy of… read more
Posted on 07/28/09

STANLEY CUP TO VISIT WILKES-BARRE ON SEPTEMBER 17

WILKES-BARRE, PA. – Hockey fans in Northeast Pennsylvania will be able to view the game’s most prized possession when the Stanley Cup comes to the Wachovia Arena as part of the Pittsburgh Penguins Black and Gold Game, scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 17. Dating back to 1893, the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in North American professional sports competition, and has been awarded to the National Hockey League champion since 1926. Standing at nearly three feet high and weighing… read more
Posted on 07/20/09

PENGUINS RE-SIGN LOVEJOY AND WALLACE

The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a one-year contract and forward Tim Wallace to a two-year deal, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Lovejoy, 25, recorded seven goals and 24 assists for 31 points in 76 games for the Penguins’ AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2008-09. He also made his NHL debut with the Penguins, going scoreless in two games. Lovejoy practiced with the Penguins during the Stanley… read more
Posted on 07/15/09

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON SIGNS CENTER ZACK SILL

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed center Zack Sill to an American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Tuesday. Sill, 21, appeared in 58 games for the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) last season, posting 24 points (9+15) and 78 penalty minutes. The native of Truro, Nova Scotia posted 50 points (27+23) and 173 penalty minutes in 124 career games with the Wildcats. Full and partial season ticket plans for the 2009-10 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey… read more
Posted on 07/14/09

PENGUINS SIGN FORWARD CHRIS CONNER, AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN CHRIS LEE

The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Chris Conner to a one-year contract and have agreed to terms with defenseman Chris Lee, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Conner, 25, set new career highs with 13 points and 10 assists, while adding three goals and 10 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Dallas Stars this past season. He also recorded 16 goals and 28 points along with 10 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Peoria Rivermen… read more
Posted on 07/05/09
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