PENGUINS SIGN KEVIN SPINOZZI TO PTO

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Kevin Spinozzi to a professional tryout contract.

Spinozzi was one of 21 players initially invited to Penguins training camp on Sept. 21 and stuck with the team through every round of roster adjustments during the preseason.

The 21-year-old blueliner is coming off of a career-best season with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. During the 2016-17 campaign, Spinozzi notched personal highs in goals (13), assists (28), points (41) and multi-point games (11). While wearing the captain’s “C” for the Sting, Spinozzi led the team with a plus-13 rating and topped all Sarnia defensemen with four power play goals. He also tied for the team’s postseason lead in points with four (3G-1A).

Spinozzi, who hails from Granby, Québec, earned 113 points (28G-85A) and 297 penalty minutes in 275 career games playing in the OHL.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton opens up the 2017-18 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena against the Charlotte Checkers. 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 full season22-game12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS SIGN NICK SORKIN TO PTO

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Nick Sorkin to a professional tryout agreement. Sorkin joins the Penguins from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Sorkin has appeared in 57 games this season with Wheeling, scoring 14 goals and adding 43 assists for 57 points. The Rockville, Md. native ranks third on the team in points and second in assists. Sorkin also played five games in the AHL this season with the San Diego Gulls on a PTO, but did not record any points.

The Penguins are the third AHL team he has been with, after San Diego and the Hamilton Bulldogs, for which he made his AHL debut back in 2014. Sorkin has earned 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 total points in 82 career AHL games.

Before turning pro, Sorkin spent four years at the University of New Hampshire playing in 142 career games. He posted 98 total points with 34 goals, and 64 assists while playing in front of current Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Friday, Apr. 7 when they take on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Puck drop between the Penguins and Phantoms is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game isn’t until Wednesday, Apr. 12, and its opponent will once again be the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Individual game tickets for Apr. 12’s game and 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.

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

PENGUINS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BRETT STERN TO PTO

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Brett Stern to a professional tryout agreement. Stern comes to the Penguins from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Stern made his AHL debut earlier this season as a member of the Penguins on Monday, Jan. 16 at Syracuse, and went on to appear in four games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton throughout the month of January. He recorded no points in those games and was released from his PTO on Feb. 1 with an even plus-minus rating.

Stern has played in 42 of Wheeling’s games this season, posting six goals and 15 assists for 21 points, as well as a plus-six rating. On Dec. 31, 2016 and Jan. 6, 2017, the Lino Lakes, Minn. native recorded the first back-to-back multi-point games of his career by earning two assists on both nights.

Last year, Stern finished the season with seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points, the second-highest total among Wheeling defensemen.

Before turning pro, Stern spent four years at Minnesota State University and captained the Mavericks in his senior season. Three of those four years were played alongside current Penguins forward Teddy Blueger.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Saturday, Feb. 18, when they take on the Springfield Thunderbirds. Puck drop between the Penguins and Devils is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home game isn’t until Wednesday, Mar. 8, and its opponent will be the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Individual game tickets for Mar. 8’s game and 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.

Penguins ticket packages, including 12-game, and 10-voucher flex packs, are available directly through the Penguins offices by calling (570) 208-7367.

PENGUINS SIGN DEFENSEMAN BRETT STERN TO PTO

 

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Brett Stern to a professional tryout agreement. Stern comes to the Penguins from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Stern has played in all 34 of Wheeling’s games this season, posting six goals and 13 assists for 19 points, as well as a plus-seven rating. The second-year pro blue liner has put up seven points (2G-5A) in his last six games and scored in both of the Nailers’ past two contests.

On Dec. 31, 2016 and Jan. 6, 2017, the Lino Lakes, Minn. native recorded the first back-to-back multi-point games of his career by earning two assists on both nights.

Last year, Stern finished the season with seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points, the second-highest total among Wheeling defensemen.

Before turning pro, Stern spent four years at Minnesota State University and captained the Mavericks in his senior season. Three of those four years were played alongside current Penguins forward Teddy Blueger.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, when they face off once again with the Syracuse Crunch at 1:00 p.m. at Onondaga County Oncenter War Memorial Arena. Monday’s broadcast will be available exclusively online with WILK Newsradio’s web stream in addition to AHLLive.com.

The Penguins’ next home showing is Saturday, Jan. 21, and their opponent will be the Hershey Bears.

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.