December 7, 2019 Nick Hart

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Jan Drozg has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Drozg comes to the Penguins as the Nailers’ team leader in goals (11) and points (20). Twenty points in 20 games played also slots the 20-year-old Slovenian fourth among ECHL rookies in scoring.

Drozg, a fifth-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in 2017, played in three games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton over the past two seasons while skating on an amateur tryout agreement. The Maribor, Slovenia native notched an assist in his AHL debut, his only point through those three contests.

Prior to turning pro, Drozg had a successful junior career with the Shawinigan Cataractes. Drozg led the Cataractes in points at the end of both of his two seasons in the Québec Major Junior Hockey League. Last year, he managed career-highs in goals (21), assists (41) and points (62). He also tacked on six points (4G-2A) in six playoff games, pacing all Shawinigan players in the 2019 postseason, too.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Saturday, Dec. 7, against the Texas Stars. Puck drop between the Penguins and Stars 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.

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