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Penguins Recall Defenseman Brian Dumoulin

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Brian Dumoulin from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Dumoulin, 22, has notched six points (1G-5A) in 22 regular-season games with WBS this year. He appeared in one preseason game for Pittsburgh, collecting one assist and finishing plus-1.

The 6-foot-4, 219-pound Dumoulin enjoyed a solid rookie campaign with WBS last season, leading all team blueliners during the regular season in games played (73) and assists (18) and placing second in goals (6) and points (24).

During the postseason, the Biddeford, Maine native helped WBS advance to the Eastern Conference finals by recording eight points (2G-6A) in 15 contests. His point total led WBS blueliners.

Dumoulin was acquired by the Penguins from the Carolina Hurricanes alongside Brandon Sutter and the eighth-overall selection (Derrick Pouliot) in the 2012 NHL Draft in exchange for Jordan Staal on June 22, 2012.

Originally Carolina’s second-round (51st overall) draft pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Dumoulin played three seasons of college hockey at Boston College from 2009-12. He helped the Eagles win national championships in 2012 and ’10, earning a spot on the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team each time.

A 2011-12 Hobey Baker Award finalist (best college hockey player), Dumoulin was honored with numerous individual awards during his time with Boston College. He was a two-time winner of the Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman award; was voted a two-time NCAA All-American; and was twice named to the Hockey East First-Team All-Star squad.

In 2011, Dumoulin suited up for the United States at the World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York, registering a pair of assists in six games as the Americans took home the bronze medal. Dumoulin also played for the U.S. at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Defenseman Brooks Orpik was placed on injured reserve.

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