DILLON HAMALIUK REASSIGNED TO WHEELING

January 11, 2024 Nick Hart

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

When the third-year pro was reassigned from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Dec. 29, 2023, Hamaliuk led the Nailers with 11 goals, 15 assists and 26 points in 24 games. Hamaliuk still paces the Wheeling in goals and points, but has since been tied for the team lead in assists.

The 23-year-old was acquired by Pittsburgh in a trade with the San Jose Sharks on Aug. 6, the same trade that brought Erik Karlsson to the Penguins organization.

Hamaliuk was drafted by San Jose in second round (55th overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and played in 44 AHL games for the San Jose Barracuda during the 2021-22 season. The native of Leduc, Alberta produced three goals and six assists for nine points in that time.

Prior to turning pro, Hamaliuk skated in five seasons of junior hockey in the Western Hockey League, suiting up for the Seattle Thunderbirds and Kelowna Rockets. Hamaliuk captured the WHL Championship with Seattle in 2017 and finished his junior career with 110 points (48G-62A) in 192 games.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 12, when the team pays a visit to the Providence Bruins. Game time between the Penguins and P-Bruins is 7:05 p.m. at Amica Mutual Pavilion. The Penguins’ next home game is Wednesday, Jan. 17, also against the P-Bruins. That game will start at 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-game12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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