The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Taylor Chorney from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Chorney, 27, has been a major reason why the WBS Penguins have allowed the fewest goals (147) in the AHL this year. He currently leads the entire AHL with a plus-26 while adding four goals, 15 assists and 19 points in 62 regular-season games.
The 6-foot-1, 189-pound Chorney played two games with Pittsburgh earlier in the season. When he did so, he and his father, Marc, became the sixth father-son duo to suit up for the Penguins in club history.
Chorney has appeared in 63 career NHL games with Edmonton, St. Louis and Pittsburgh, tallying seven points (1G-6A).