JARRETT BURTON AND JEFF TAYLOR RETURN TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON FROM WHEELING
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Jarrett Burton from their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Furthermore, the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Jeff Taylor from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Burton has played in nine games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording one goal and one assist in that time. The 26-year-old from Echo Bay, Ontario posted two goals and one assist for three points in five games with the Nailers this season. He has 80 points (33G-47A) in 118 career ECHL games, all spent with Wheeling.
Taylor signed an amateur tryout agreement with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton late last season and skated in six games for the Penguins in 2016-17. After sustaining a pre-season injury, the Clifton Park, New York defenseman rehabbed with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before being reassigned to Wheeling on Nov. 8, 2017. He put up six points (2G-4A) in 14 games with the Nailers, including his first professional goal on Nov. 17 at Norfolk.
Taylor was selected by Pittsburgh in the seventh round (203rd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Friday, Dec. 22 against the Binghamton Devils at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Puck drop for the first meeting of the season between the Penguins and Devils is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. 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-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.