The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Scott Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Wilson, 22, ranks among the top-five on WBS in almost every offensive category, including goals (19; 3rd), assists (22; 4th), points (41; 3rd), power-play goals (7; 1st) and shots (147; 1st) despite missing 18 games due to injury/call-ups. The first-year forward has produced three goals in his last four AHL contests, which is tied with teammate Tom Kuhnhackl for most on the team during that span.
The Oakville, Ontario native made his NHL debut earlier this season, skating 4:21 minutes before suffering a leg injury against New Jersey on Dec. 2.
Wilson, who stands 5-foot-11, 183 pounds, played three seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 2011-13, helping the school reach the Frozen Four for the first time in program history in 2013.
Originally drafted by the Penguins in the seventh round (209th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft, Wilson finished his collegiate career with 95 points (39G-56A) in 109 career games. He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2012 and the Hockey East All-Tournament Team in ’13.