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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 Returns to the Penguins This Week

Gauthier, 23, 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 is currently tied for the ECHL league lead with 19 wins and three shutouts. A 2.13 goals against average is good for fifth in the league, and a .922 save ranks sixth overall.

During Wheeling’s recent franchise record-tying 12-game win streak, Gauthier was responsible for nine victories. He has also been named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week three times this season.

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.

Don’t Miss the Next Penguins Game

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Saturday, Feb. 24, as it hosts the Bridgeport Islanders for Military Appreciation Night presented by MetLife. Opening puck drop for the Penguins and Islanders will be 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-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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