The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned forwards Jordy Bellerive and Josh Currie as well as goaltender Emil Larmi to the taxi squad, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.
Forwards Frederick Gaudreau and Anthony Angello, as well as goaltender Maxime Lagace have been re-assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
Bellerive, 21, has appeared in three games for WBS this season, scoring two goals. In 59 career AHL games, all with WBS, Bellerive has recorded 14 goals, 10 assists and 24 points.
A North Vancouver, British Columbia native, Bellerive, made an impact on the Pittsburgh brass when he led the Penguins at the 2017 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, New York, with seven points (4G-3A) in three games. His strong performance earned him a three-year, entry-level deal with the Penguins on September 16, 2017.
Prior to turning pro with WBS at the end of the 2018-19 season, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Bellerive played four seasons with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League, where he was captain for two seasons. With the Hurricanes, Bellerive notched 267 points (117G-150A) and was a plus-37 in 274 games.
Currie, 28, has 21 NHL games to his name, all with the Edmonton Oilers during the 2018-19 season. In those 21 games, Currie tallied two goals, three assists for five points and was a plus-2.
The 5-foot-10, 172-pound Currie signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent on October 9, 2020. The WBS captain has notched two goals in three games in the AHL this season.
Currie, a Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island native, has played a total of 300 AHL games split between WBS and the Bakersfield Condors, tallying 190 points (105G-85A).
Larmi, 24, is in his second season with WBS where he holds a 1-1-1 record in three games. He spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign split between WBS and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.
A Lahti, Finland native, Larmi has played four seasons with HPK of Liiga, posting a 51-49-35 record with 15 shutouts, 2.22 goals against average, and a .912 save percentage.