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PENGUINS SIGN HOTHAM, DeFAZIO TO AHL DEALS

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed defenseman Andrew Hotham and forward Brandon DeFazio to American Hockey League contracts, it was announced on Wednesday. Hotham, 25, played his first six American Hockey League games in 2010-11 with the Rochester Americans, recording two assists and a plus-2 rating. Prior to last season the 6-2, 185-lb. native of Barrie, Ontario completed a four-year standout career at St. Mary’s University (AUS), posting a total of 148 points… read more
Posted on 07/27/11

SECOND ROUND SELECTION SCOTT HARRINGTON SIGNED

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their 2011 second-round draft pick, defenseman Scott Harrington, to a three-year entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Harrington, 18, was chosen by the Penguins with the 54th overall selection at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in June. Earlier this month, Harrington attended the Penguins’ annual prospect development camp at CONSOL Energy Center. “Scott will continue his development in junior hockey… read more
Posted on 07/26/11

PITTSBURGH SIGNS FORWARD JASON WILLIAMS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jason Williams to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Williams’ contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level. Williams, 30, has spent the all or part of the past 10 seasons at the NHL level, including playing the second half of the 2010-11 season with the Dallas Stars. Williams appeared in 27 games with Dallas, scoring five points (2G-3A). Prior to signing with the Stars… read more
Posted on 07/26/11

PENS SIGN NETMINDER MUNROE

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Scott Munroe to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Munroe’s contract is a two-way deal worth $525,000 at the NHL level. Munroe, 29, played the 2010-11 season with Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia. Before that, Munroe spent parts of five seasons playing in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Philadelphia Phantoms and Bridgeport Sound Tigers.… read more
Posted on 07/13/11

RYAN SCHNELL RETURNS FOR 2011-12

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Ryan Schnell on a one-year American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Wednesday. Schnell, 22, appeared in 11 regular-season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2010-11, recording two goals, 37 penalty minutes, and a plus-3 rating. The 6-3, 225-lb. native of Cary, Illinois spent most of the season with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), where he posted five points (3+2) in 36 games. Schnell also led the… read more
Posted on 07/13/11

PENGUINS INK FORWARD STEVE MacINTYRE

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Steve MacIntyre to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. MacIntyre’s contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level. MacIntyre, 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, spent the 2010-11 season with the Edmonton Oilers, collecting one assist and 93 penalty minutes in 34 games. Both his games played and penalty minute totals were NHL career highs for the 30-year-old forward. The 2010-11 sesason… read more
Posted on 07/13/11

MORMINA RETURNS TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Joey Mormina on a one-year American Hockey League contract, it was announced on Monday. Mormina, 29, will return to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for his third season with the organization. In 120 games with the Penguins, Mormina has recorded 22 points (4+18), 115 penalty minutes, and a combined plus-54 rating. In six professional seasons, the 6-6, 220-lb. native of Montreal has totaled 82 points (15+67) in 397 career… read more
Posted on 07/11/11

GOALIE OF THE YEAR THIESSEN BACK WITH PENS

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed goaltender Brad Thiessen to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Thiessen’s contract is a two-way deal worth $525,000 at the NHL level. Thiessen, 25, is coming off a career year for the Penguins’ top minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 46 games for WBS, Thiessen posted a 35-8-1 record, 1.94 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.… read more
Posted on 07/05/11

NEW AHL DIVISION, CONFERENCE ALIGNMENTS

The American Hockey League has released its new division and conference alignment for the 2011-12 season, as well as the 2012 Calder Cup Playoff format, it was announced today by league President and CEO David Andrews. The league’s Eastern and Western Conferences will now have three divisions, with five teams comprising each division. The 2011 regular-season champion Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will remain in the East Division of the Eastern Conference. Vacating the East Division will be the… read more
Posted on 07/05/11

PENGUINS SIGN BORIS VALABIK

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Boris Valabik to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Valabik’s contract is a two-way contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level. Valabik, 25, split the 2010-11 season between the Chicago Wolves and Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), notching 11 assists and 189 penalty minutes in 59 regular-season games between the teams. Valabik, a 6-foot-7, 245-pound blueliner, began… read more
Posted on 07/03/11
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