ANSONS REASSIGNED TO WHEELING

February 8, 2024 Nick Hart
Ansons is a part of a Penguins transaction

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

Ansons, 22, has appeared in 10 games for the Penguins this season. The second-year pro picked up two goals and two assists for four points in those contests.

Additionally, Ansons gathered two goals and an assist in six games with the Nailers this season.

Ansons played in 44 games as a rookie for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, earning two goals and four assists for six points. Both of his first two AHL goals came while skating shorthanded.

A 2020 fifth-round pick (149th overall) by Pittsburgh, Ansons won a Memorial Cup with the Saint John Sea Dogs in 2022. The Rīga, Latvia native posted five points (1G-4A) in four games during the tournament after leading the Sea Dogs with five points (2G-3A) during the QMJHL Playoffs.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 9, against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at PPL Center.

The Penguins’ next home game isn’t until Saturday, Feb. 17, when they don the moniker of the Pittston Tomatoes for one night only in the latest installment of the Penguins’ community series presented by Visit Luzerne County. The Tomatoes will take on the Laval Rocket with a 6:05 p.m. puck drop 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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