November 9, 2023 Nick Hart

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Raivis Ansons has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins to their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

See Raivis Ansons Reassigned From the Penguins

The 21-year-old forward played in 44 games as a rookie for the Penguins last season, picking up two goals and four assists for six points. Both of his AHL goals came while skating shorthanded.

Ansons was injured in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Mar. 17 home game against the Rochester Americans, and he has not played since.

A 2020 fifth-round pick (149th overall) by Pittsburgh, Ansons won a Memorial Cup with the Saint John Sea Dogs in 2022. The Rīga, Latvia native posted five points (1G-4A) in four games during the tournament after leading the Sea Dogs with five points (2G-3A) during the QMJHL Playoffs.

In 125 QMJHL games with Saint John and the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, Ansons earned 33 goals and 68 assists for 101 points.

Don’t Miss the Next Penguins Game

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton next game is tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 10, against the Syracuse Crunch. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Upstate Medical University Arena. The back-to-back, home-and-home set with the Crunch returns to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 11 with a 6:05 p.m. puck drop.

Season-ticket packages for the Penguins’ 25th season of hockey are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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