ANDREY PEDAN NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Andrey Pedan has been selected as CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 14, 2018.

In two games last week, Pedan totaled three goals and two assists for five points along with a plus-5 rating to help the Penguins extend their winning streak to a season-best seven games.

Pedan tallied two assists and was a plus-4 in the team’s 6-2 victory at Belleville on Friday night. Then on Saturday, he notched the first hat trick of his pro career – including the game-winning goal – in a 4-3 win at Laval. Pedan’s three-goal game came after he had scored three times in his previous 50 outings dating back to last February.

Pedan’s hat trick was only the second three-goal outing by a Penguins defenseman in franchise history, and the first since Alex Picard did so on March 17, 2012. It also marked the first time in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 19-year history that the team recorded hat tricks in back-to-back games, as Pedan’s career night came the day after Ryan Haggerty scored his first career hat trick at Belleville.

Pedan has skated in 31 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2017-18 and has racked up a total of five goals and 11 assists for 16 points, as well as a plus-11 rating. The 24-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, was acquired by the Penguins organization in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks during Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 2017 training camp. Pedan has appeared in 212 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, the Utica Comets and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording 25 goals and 51 assists for 76 points, along with a cumulative plus-29 rating. He made his NHL debut with Vancouver in 2015-16, appearing in 13 games.

In recognition of being named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week, Pedan will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Penguins home game.

The Penguins’ next game is Wednesday, Jan. 17 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Individual tickets for all Penguins home games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Season ticket packages for the 19th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including 22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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DAVID WARSOFSKY NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 8, 2017.

Warsofsky notched two goals, five assists and a plus-6 rating in four games last week, helping the league-leading Penguins to four consecutive victories.

On Tuesday evening, Warsofsky tallied an assist as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton edged Hartford, 3-2. On Friday, he registered two helpers, a plus-4 and a game-high five shots on goal as the Penguins beat Hershey, 5-1.  He picked up two more assists in a 5-4 win over Binghamton on Saturday. Finally, on Sunday, Warsofsky scored twice – including the overtime winner – and fired eight shots on goal, earning first-star honors in a 6-5 victory at Hershey.

A sixth-year pro from Marshfield, Mass., Warsofsky has already established a career high in goals (7), and has 21 assists for 28 points in 24 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He ranks sixth among AHL defensemen in points and tied for third in assists.  He also leads the AHL in plus/minus (+22) and carries an eight-game scoring streak (4+11=15) into the new week.

Originally a fourth-round draft pick by St. Louis in 2008, Warsofsky has skated in 271 career AHL games with Wilkes-Barre and Providence, totaling 27 goals and 102 assists for 129 points. He has also posted two goals and three assists in 26 NHL contests with Pittsburgh and Boston, appearing in four games for the parent Penguins this season.

In recognition of his achievement, Warsofsky will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Penguins home game.

The Penguins continue their season-long seven-game road trip this week with games against the Toronto Marlies (Wednesday, January 11), the Rochester Americans (Friday, January 13) and the Syracuse Crunch (Saturday, January 14).

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game takes place on Saturday, January 21, when they host the Hershey Bears at 7:05pm.   Individual game tickets for the game on Jan. 21 and all Penguins home games, are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at TicketMaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Penguins ticket packages, including 22-game12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.