The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Deryk Engelland from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound defenseman has two assists in 11 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this year and has been a steady presence on the blue line for WBS, appearing in all of the club’s 160 regular-season and 35 post-season contests the last two seasons after signing with the team in July, 2007.
Engelland, 25, has posted 33 points (5G-28A), 302 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating in 171 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has added six points (1G-5A) and 20 penalty minutes in 35 playoff games and helped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton earn a berth in the Calder Cup Final in 2008.
Engelland is looking to make his National Hockey League debut. The six-year pro has worked his way up the ranks to the NHL following stints in Las Vegas, South Carolina and Reading of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), and Lowell, Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.
The Chetwynd, Alberta native played five seasons of junior hockey with Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League.