December 8, 2023 Nick Hart

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Tanner Laderoute to a professional tryout agreement.

Laderoute has scored seven goals with the Penguins’ ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers, which ranks second on the team. The 26-year-old also owns the fifth-highest point total on the Nailers with 15.

Laderoute is in his first full season of professional hockey after a five-year collegiate career with the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Laderoute captained the Bulldogs during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons, and he won the NCAA National Championship in 2018-19.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Laderoute was a decorated student-athlete off the ice, as well. He was named an NCHC Distinguished Scholar Athlete in each of his five seasons with the Bulldogs, and he was declared Minnesota-Duluth’s E.L. “Duce” Rasmussen Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year last year.

In 172 career games with the Bulldogs, Laderoute registered 30 goals and 28 assists for 58 points.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Friday, Dec. 8, against the Cleveland Monsters. Puck drop for the Penguins and Monsters is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Season-ticket packages for the Penguins’ 25th season of hockey 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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