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Penguins Claim Forward Mark Arcobello

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Mark Arcobello on waivers from the Nashville Predators, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Arcobello, 26, has split this season between the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers, scoring eight goals and 13 points in 40 NHL games.

A native of Milford, Connecticut, Arcobello split last season between Edmonton and the team’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Oklahoma City. In 41 NHL games, Arcobello had 18 points (4G-14A) while winning 51% of his faceoffs.

In 82 career NHL games with Edmonton and Nashville, Arcobello has totaled 31 points (12G-19A).

Arcobello, who broke into his career with the Edmonton organization as an undrafted free agent, is Oklahoma City’s all-time leading scorer with 161 points (60G-101A). He is also the club’s all-time leader in playoff points (35), goals (18) and assists (17). Arcobello was an AHL All-Star in 2013.

Prior to turning pro, Arcobello skated four seasons with the Yale Bulldogs of the ECAC, where he posted 116 points (49G-67A) in 131 contests. During his junior campaign he was named a NCAA Second-Team All-American.

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