TAYLOR GAUTHIER REASSIGNED TO WHEELING

January 3, 2024 Nick Hart

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

Gauthier, 22, is 1-2-1 in four games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. In those four contests, he recorded a 3.87 goals against average, .889 save percentage and his first AHL shutout.

The native of Calgary, Alberta currently leads the ECHL with a 2.06 goals against average and a .932 save percentage. He is also tied for the league lead with two shutouts. In 16 net appearances for the Nailers, Gauthier has amassed a 9-6-1 record.

In 24 career AHL games with the Penguins, Gauthier is 9-5-7 with a 2.90 goals against average and .904 save percentage.

Prior to turning pro, Gauthier was a junior hockey standout in the Western Hockey League. In 194 career games with the Prince George Cougars and Portland Winterhawks, he gathered a 77-91-16 record, 3.03 goals against average, .909 save percentage and 10 shutouts. Gauthier inked a three-year, entry-level contract  with Pittsburgh on Mar. 1, 2022, then ultimately led all WHL goalies with a .928 save percentage by season’s end.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is on Friday, Jan. 5 against the Springfield Thunderbirds. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at MassMutual Center. The Penguins’ next home game is the following night, Saturday, Jan. 6, as they host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Game time is slated for 6:05 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-game12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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