WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Anthony Angello to an amateur tryout agreement for the 2017-18 season. Angello, 22, just completed his junior season at Cornell University.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has also recalled forwards Reid Gardiner, Troy Josephs and Cody Wydo, as well as defensemen Kevin Spinozzi and Dylan Zink from its ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers. Furthermore, the Penguins have inked forward Cam Brown and defenseman Kevin Schulze to professional tryout agreements.
Angello tied for Cornell’s team lead in goals (13) and points (26) during the 2017-18 season, and the six-foot-five forward was named as a Second Team All-Star of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. In his three years of collegiate play, Angello registered 36 goals and 34 assists for 70 total points across 102 games.
Angello was drafted by Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to playing for Cornell, Angello competed in the United States Hockey League with the Omaha Lancers for two seasons. The Manlius, New York native totaled 30 goals and 26 assists in 114 USHL games.
Pittsburgh secured Angello to a two-year, entry-level contract on Apr. 5, 2018, which will begin at the start of the 2018-19 season.
Brown, Gardiner, Josephs, Schulze, Spinozzi, Wydo and Zink all just wrapped up their season with Wheeling. All of those players but Brown logged time with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at various times this season.
The Penguins’ next game is Friday, Apr. 13, when they trek to MassMutual Center and attempt to complete a season sweep of the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Individual game tickets and ticket packages for the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs are now on sale. With the purchase of a postseason ticket package, fans will receive a $6 food/merchandise voucher for every game played in the playoffs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton fans can secure their seats for every game on the Cup run by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.