PENGUINS REASSIGN DILLON HAMALIUK TO WHEELING

January 27, 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.

Hamaliuk skated in one game for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, registering no points. The 23-year-old made his Penguins debut on Jan. 21, helping the team secure a 2-1 home win over the Springfield Thunderbirds.

A native of Leduc, Alberta, Hamaliuk led the Nailers with 11 goals, 18 assists and 29 points in 27 games when he was last reassigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from Wheeling on Jan. 19. He now ranks fourth, third and second on the team in those categories, respectively. He also represented Wheeling at the 2024 AHL All-Star Game, where he posted two goals and an assist.

Hamaliuk 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. He 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.

The Penguins’ next game is tonight, Saturday, Jan. 27, when the team hosts the Hershey Bears for Crosscheck Cancer Night presented by Geisinger. Game time between the Penguins and Bears is scheduled 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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