PENGUINS RECALL DEFENSEMAN OWEN HEADRICK
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled defenseman Owen Headrick from their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.
Headrick, 26, was acquired by the Penguins in a trade with the Chicago Wolves on Nov. 27. He picked up one assist while skating in five games for the Wolves this season and has yet to make his Penguins debut.
In five games with Wheeling, Headrick notched five points (1G-4A).
Last season, Headrick was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team and won ECHL Defenseman of the Year after leading league blueliners with 15 goals and 54 points. He tacked on an additional 19 points (3G-16A) in 20 Kelly Cup Playoff games as a member of the Idaho Steelheads.
The native of Garden River, Ontario played his first four professional games for the Nailers at the end of the 2017-18 season. Headrick then played three seasons at the University of Prince Edward Island, where he led the team’s defensemen in points in all three years.
Headrick has appeared in nine total AHL games for the Wolves, Crunch and Texas Stars, earning no goals and one assist in that time. He was also a member of the Erie Otters’ OHL Championship-winning squad in 2016-17.
The Penguins next game is on Thursday, Dec. 21 against the Belleville Senators. Puck drop between the Pens and B-Sens is slated for 7:00 p.m. at CAA Arena.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next home games feature back-to-back tilts with the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, Dec. 29 and Saturday, Dec. 30. Friday’s game will begin at 7:05 p.m., and the club’s last game of the calendar year on Saturday night is slated for a 6:05 p.m. puck drop.
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.