Penguins Transaction - Taylor Gauthier reassigned to WBS
21 Feb, 24
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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 to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Gauthier’s Performance With the Penguins in the Past

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 currently leads the ECHL with 19 wins and is tied for the league lead with his three shutouts. A 2.13 goals against average is good for fourth in the league, and his .922 save ranks fifth 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 Gauthier at the Next Game

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s next game is tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 21, against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Game time is slated for 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-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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