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Penguins Recall Alex Goligoski

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. 

Goligoski has played 43 games this season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton registering 17 points (6+11) and a plus-5 rating. His six goals and five power-play goals led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defensemen. Goligoski was recently selected to play for the PlanetUSA squad at the AHL All-Star Classic. 

Goligoski was originally selected by the Penguins in the second round (61st overall) in the 2004 NHL Draft.  He completed a three-year collegiate career last season at the University of Minnesota.  He tallied 98 points (25+73) in 117 career games. Goligoski was named First Team All-American and Defensive Player of the Year in the WCHA following the 2006-07 season

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