The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Both players have spent a majority of the season helping WBS allow the fewest goals (153) in the AHL, while also seeing NHL minutes in Pittsburgh.
Dumoulin, 23, scored his first NHL goal in Pittsburgh’s 4-2 win against Tampa Bay on Dec. 15. In that game, both Dumoulin and fellow rookie Bryan Rust scored their first goals. Dumoulin has played in 14 NHL regular-season games the last two years, posting two points (1G-1A) and a plus-1.
This season, Dumoulin leads all WBS defensemen in assists (29) and points (33) in 62 games. His plus-25 is second on the club and the fourth-highest total in the AHL.
Dumoulin has helped the WBS Penguins advance to back-to-back conference finals, tallying 20 points (5G-15A) in 32 playoff games.
Harrington, 22, saw the first NHL action of his career in 2014-15, playing in 10 regular-season contests, beginning with his NHL debut on Dec. 18 against Colorado at CONSOL Energy Center.
The second-year pro has 12 points (2G-10A) and is plus-19 in 48 AHL regular-season appearances this year for WBS.
Harrington has 18 AHL playoff games on his resume, including his first professional goal in his debut contest in Game 4 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals against Syracuse on May 31, 2013. The goal came on his first professional shot.