The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Sam Lafferty to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Lafferty, 24, made his NHL debut on October 8 against Winnipeg after being called up the day prior. He played in 10 games, tallying six points (3G-3A) and was plus-4. Lafferty’s six points are tied for fifth in the NHL among rookies. During the Penguins’ first road trip, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward recorded two multi-point games against the Minnesota Wild (1G-2A) and Winnipeg Jets (2G).
The Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania native began his professional hockey career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins after being selected in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. In the 2018-19 season, he recorded 49 points (13G-36A) in 70 games, making him the second-highest point scorer in his first full season with WBS.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Friday, Nov. 1, a showdown with its PA Turnpike rival, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Penguins’ next home game is Saturday, Nov, 9, against the Syracuse Crunch. Puck drop between the Penguins and Crunch 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.