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Penguins Assign 23 Players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Three to Their Junior Teams

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned 23 players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL) and three players to their respective junior teams, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Those players who were assigned to WBS include forwards Beau Bennett, Brian Gibbons, Tom Kuhnhackl, Jayson Megna, Adam Payerl, Zach Sill, Paul Thompson, Dominik Uher, Keven Veilleux, Philippe Dupuis, Benn Ferriero, Riley Holzapfel, Warren Peters and Trevor Smith; defensemen Simon Despres, Brian Dumoulin, Reid McNeill, Joe Morrow, Philip Samuelsson, Carl Sneep, Alex Grant and Dylan Reese; and goaltender Patrick Killeen.

The following three defensemen have been assigned to their respective junior teams – Scott Harrington and Olli Maatta to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Derrick Pouliot to the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

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