The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Josh Archibald from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Archibald, 24, has improved his offensive totals for the third straight year, producing 11 goals, 11 assists and 22 points in 48 games for WBS. He owns a plus-24 that places second on both the team and in the entire AHL. His 11 goals are tied for fifth on WBS.
Last year, the 5-foot-10, 176-pound Archibald made his NHL debut with the Penguins on March 5, 2016 against Calgary at PPG Paints Arena. He also joined the team during the final two rounds of the playoff run, practicing with the 'Black Aces' taxi squad. Archibald was in San Jose when the Penguins captured the Stanley Cup on June 12.
Pittsburgh's sixth round (174th overall) pick in 2011, Archibald has skated in 169 career AHL regular-season games with WBS, tallying 26 goals, 28 assists, 54 points and a plus-24. He's tacked on three points (2G-1A) in 15 AHL playoff appearances.
Before turning pro, Archibald skated for the University of Nebraska-Omaha for three seasons, emerging as a Hobey Baker Award finalist in his final year in 2013-14. Archibald also skated for Team USA at the 2012 World Junior Championship.