PENGUINS REDUCE ROSTER BY EIGHT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have reduced their roster with three players under AHL contracts being assigned to the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers, and five more being released from their tryout agreements with the team.

Forwards Riley Bourbonnais, Cam Brown, Reid Gardiner, Nick Sorkin and Cody Wydo as well as defenseman Craig Skudalski and goalies Will King and Colin Stevens will all report to Wheeling for the start of Nailers training camp.

The Penguins have 33 players remaining in camp following today’s transactions. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s roster can be viewed by clicking here.

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 FORWARD RILEY BOURBONNAIS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Riley Bourbonnais to an American Hockey League contract for the 2017-18 season.

Last year while serving as captain of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s hockey team, Bourbonnais led the team in goals (17), points (31), and power-play goals (10), and tied for second in assists (14). Bourbonnais ended his four years at R.P.I. with 71 points (37G-34A) in 121 games played.

The 23-year-old from Rochester, N.Y. also posted eight points (5G-3A) in 10 games during a brief stint with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) after signing his first professional contract on Mar. 15, 2017.

Before his collegiate career, Bourbonnais played two seasons in the United States Hockey League. In 116 games with Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and Lincoln, he recorded 88 points (42G-46A). In 2011, he was selected to the U.S. National Junior Team to compete in the World Junior A Challenge, where he posted one assist in five games.

Season ticket packages for the 2017-18 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including full season, 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.