D’ORIO AND SCARFO REASSIGNED TO WHEELING
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned goaltender Alex D’Orio from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Additionally, forward Ryan Scarfo has been assigned by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to Wheeling.
A first-year pro, D’Orio appeared in two preseason games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and made 46 saves on 50 shots faced for a .920 save percentage and 2.46 goals against average. He also played in one regular season game for the Penguins last season, suffering a loss in his pro debut on Apr. 13, 2019 vs. Bridgeport.
Prior to turning pro, the undrafted, 20-year-old netminder split the 2018-19 season between the Québec Major Junior Hockey League’s Saint John Sea Dogs and Baie-Comeau Drakkar. D’Orio recorded a 21-23-4 record with the two clubs, along with a combined .889 save percentage, 3.57 goals against average and two shutouts. In the 2019 QMJHL Playoffs, D’Orio improved his numbers to a .910 save percentage and 2.47 goals against average in seven games with Baie-Comeau.
Scarfo, 25, is coming off of his rookie season during which he was traded by the Belleville Senators to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Dec. 5, 2018. Scarfo played 25 games with the Penguins, posting a goal and six assists for seven points in that time. In 44 career AHL games, Scarfo has registered 11 points (3G-8A).
The North Chelmsford, Massachusetts native spent four years at Union College prior to turning pro and led the team in goals (20) and points (36) during his senior season with the Dutchmen. His breakout season in his final year of college hockey saw him named to the ECAC’s Third All-Star Team in 2018.
An updated copy of the Penguins’ 28-man roster can be found here.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton begins its 2019-20 season on the road on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Hershey. The Penguins’ next home game is their home opener, Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Utica Comets. Puck drop between the Penguins and Comets is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
Individual tickets to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games are on sale now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by contacting the Penguins offices at (570) 208-7367. Season ticket packages for the Penguins’ 2019-20 regular season, including Full Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans, are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.
Fans can also keep up with the Penguins through the AHL’s brand new high definition streaming service, AHLTV. Subscriptions for AHLTV are available now. Fans can visit theahl.com/AHLTV now to register for a free AHLTV account and purchase 2019-20 subscriptions.