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Penguins Assign Bill Thomas to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned forward Bill Thomas to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. 

Thomas, 25, has appeared in two games for the Penguins this season going scoreless and finishing with an even rating.  He played seven games with the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2007-08 regular season, including 15:22 of ice time on December 3rd vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.  He played 75 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL).  The Pittsburgh native tallied 52 points (24 goals, 28 assists) along with 40 penalty minutes.  Thomas played in seven playoff games with San Antonio, scoring three points (one goal, two assists). 

The 6-1, 185-pound forward has 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 42 career games in the NHL with Phoenix and Pittsburgh.  He made his NHL debut during the 2005-06 season.  Thomas has played 122 career games in the AHL, registering 85 points (37 goals, 48 assists) and 60 penalty minutes.

Thomas was originally signed by Phoenix as a free agent on March 27, 2006.
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