March 21, 2022 Nick Hart
Penguins player Phillips on the ice.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Clayton Phillips to an amateur tryout agreement.

Phillips, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, spent the past three seasons playing for Penn State University. This year, Phillips posted five goals to lead all Nittany Lions defensemen. He also notched seven assists for 12 total points

Phillips also played parts of two seasons for the University of Minnesota. In 124 collegiate games, the native of Edina, Minnesota registered 38 points (11G-27A).

The year Pittsburgh drafted Phillips, he was named to the United States Hockey League All-Rookie Team. That season, he registered 20 points while playing for the Fargo Force, and his seven goals topped the team’s blueliners.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is Tuesday, Mar. 22 against the Toronto Marlies at Coca-Cola Coliseum. Puck drop between the Penguins and Marlies is 7:00 p.m. The Penguins’ next home game is Wednesday, Mar. 30 against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Game time for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s return home is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Individual game tickets for the Penguins’ remaining home games as well as season-ticket packages for the upcoming 2022-23 season are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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