WBS Penguins AHL Record Holders
In a little over two decades as a team, the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have achieved a lot. Not only have we had a great deal of success as a team, but our individual players have also had many proud moments during their professional hockey careers. It can be difficult to keep up with all that we’ve done over the years, but there have been many AHL records broken since our first season in 1999.
The WBS Penguins have AHL records as a team, and we’ve had several past players with impressive records of their own. Check out some of the records the WBS Penguins have broken!
The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have broken three AHL records as a team since we started in the league.
Most road wins in an 80-game season: The WBS Penguins are tied for the most road wins during an 80-game season with 28 wins during the 2010–2011 season. During this season, we finished first in the Atlantic Division for the regular season and took home the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy for the best record in a regular season. We also made it to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs during this season.
Longest road winning streak in one season: During the 2005-2006 season, the WBS Penguins tied for the AHL record for the longest road winning streak in one season with 13 games. Our road-winning streak lasted from October 9 to December 3, 2005. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins finished first in the East Division for the regular season and made it to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs during the 2005-2006 season.
Longest road winning streak overall: While we’ve tied for the longest road winning streak in one season, the WBS Penguins have also set the record for the longest winning streak overall. The streak consisted of 15 wins and went from April 10 until December 3, 2005.
The WBS Penguins have always brought on exceptional players who have achieved recording breaking statistics of their own.
Most points by a defenseman in a career: Former WBS Penguins defenseman John Slaney previously held the record for the most points scored during a career out of all defensemen in the AHL. During his time in the AHL with several teams, Slaney scored a total of 486 points. He held this record until 2011.
Most goals by a defenseman in a career: John Slaney also currently holds the record for the most goals scored by a defenseman in a career. Throughout his AHL career, Slaney scored a total of 166 goals.
Most goals by a defenseman in a season: In the 1999-2000 season, Slaney set the record for most goals by a defenseman in a season. During our first season in the AHL, Slaney scored 30 goals.
Most shutouts in a career: Former WBS Penguins goaltender Michael Leighton holds the AHL record for the most shutouts in a career with a total of 50 shutouts.
Longest shutout streak: Matt Murray, a former goaltender for the WBS Penguins, holds the record for the longest shutout streak in the AHL at 304:11. This streak lasted from February 8 until March 8, 2015.
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You never know when a record will be broken. The next Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins game you attend could have record-breaking stats that go untouched for years. Be a part of these important moments in our team’s history by getting your tickets today!