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NEWS SPECIAL:  WBS WELL-STOCKED

The Pittsburgh Penguins were one of the most busy teams in the first week of free agency, and that can mean nothing but good for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The NHL Pens signed six players during the first few days of the open market, and a number of those players could see time in Northeast PA during the 2012-13 season. Penguins beat writer Dave Molinari from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette breaks down what the signings of players like Jeff Zatkoff, Trevor Smith, Philippe Dupuis (pictured at… read more
Posted on 07/09/12

FIRST DAY FREE AGENT SPLASH

Making a Splash The NHL free agency period began on Sunday, July 1 and while the biggest names on the market remained unsigned, Pittsburgh dove in on the first day, signing six new players.  It was the biggest haul in the first 24 hours of any team and significantly added to the depth of both the NHL and AHL clubs. Here is a look at the newest players to join the Penguins organization…   Tanner Glass   Pittsburgh added some grit and toughness to the lineup with the signing of… read more
Posted on 07/02/12

PENGUINS RE-SIGN BRAD THIESSEN

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender Brad Thiessen to a one-year contract, it was announced Saturday by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Thiessen’s contract is a two-way deal worth $525,000 at the NHL level. Thiessen, 26, split the 2011-12 season between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL). He made his NHL debut on Feb. 26 against Columbus, stopping 22 of 24 shots to earn his first NHL win. In five NHL games, Thiessen… read more
Posted on 06/30/12

BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETINGS CONCLUDE

The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors has concluded its 2012 Annual Meeting, held this week at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Chaired by AHL President and CEO David Andrews, the four days of meetings, which concluded on Thursday, resulted in the following: 2012-13 Alignment/Playoff Format The Board has approved the following division alignment for the 2012-13 AHL season (NHL affiliates in parentheses): Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Manchester Monarchs (LA) Portland Pirates (PHX)… read more
Posted on 06/29/12

PENS PROSPECT PROFILE: MATIA MARCANTUONI

PENS PROSPECT PROFILE: MATIA MARCANTUONI Selected in the 4th round (92nd Overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft With the first pick in the fourth round, the Penguins selected right-handed forward Matia Marcantuoni in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Ranked 42nd among North American skaters on the NHL Central Scouting’s midterm report, Marcantuoni suffered a shoulder injury on Jan. 7 that cost him the remainder of his season with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League.  The… read more
Posted on 06/28/12

PENS PROSPECT PROFILES: THIRD ROUND

PENS PROSPECT PROFILES: THIRD ROUND Oskar Sundqvist Selected in the 3rd round (81st Overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft             The 6-foot-3, 172-pound native of Boden, Sweden was selected by General Manager Ray Shero as the twentieth pick of the third round in this year’s draft.  He was the ninth European player drafted by Shero in his six years as GM and third in the Penguins 2012 Draft Class, behind first-round selections, Finnish defenseman Olli… read more
Posted on 06/27/12

MAKE HISTORY WITH KRZ AND THE PENS

Pens fans, You're invited to be a part of NEPA RADIO HISTORY. Our friends at 98.5 KRZ and Radiation Medicine Specialists are raising awareness about Skin Cancer AND attempting to break a Guinness World Record for the most people applying sunscreen at the same time. Sunscreen provided, you just need to show up for this epic event. WHO: 98.5 KRZ, Radiation Medicine Specialists, the Pens and YOU! WHAT: Break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for Most People Applying Sunscreen WHERE:  Parking lot at… read more
Posted on 06/27/12

PENS AND FANS RAISE FUNDS FOR ALLIED SERVICES

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and their fans helped to raise more than $8,000 for our friends at Allied Services this season, through the 2nd annual PENS AND PINS Bowling Tournament and a special autographed puck sale held during April home games.  These funds will go to help Allied's mission of helping people in our community to overcome challenges and reach their greatest potential by providing quality care, people-oriented services and comfort. Allied Services is a not for profit… read more
Posted on 06/27/12

PENS PROSPECT PROFILE: THEODOR BLUEGER

PENS PROSPECT PROFILE: THEODOR BLUEGER Selected in the 2nd round (52nd Overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft After selecting two defensemen in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Pittsburgh General Manager Ray Shero added some offense to the Penguins draft class by picking center Theodor Blueger with the twenty-second pick in the second round.  Born in Riga, Latvia, the 17-year-old, 6-foot, 171-pound lefty center tries to model his game after his favorite player, Pavel Dastyuk. … read more
Posted on 06/26/12

PENS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL INFO FOR OUTDOOR CLASSIC

  Penguins Announce Further Pre-Sale Information for 2013 Capital BlueCross AHL Outdoor Classic Limited tickets available to Penguins’ Season Ticket Holders beginning June 26   WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, in conjunction with the Hershey Bears, have announced Season Ticket Holders will also be able to purchase tickets for the 2013 Capital BlueCross AHL Outdoor Classic through the Bears’ Front Office at (717) 508-BEAR or at the GIANT Center… read more
Posted on 06/25/12
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