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, 23, was tied for the AHL lead with 15 goals in 23 games at the time of his recall. Wilson’s 24 points (15G-9A) are tied for 11th-most in the AHL and they are third on WBS behind Dominik Simon (26 points) and Conor Sheary (25).
Wilson, who stands 5-foot-11, 183 pounds, has scored 10 of his 15 goals at even strength, and he has produced five two-goal games. Last night, Wilson scored once and added an assist as WBS fell in a shootout to the Toronto Marlies, who own the AHL’s best record.
A native of Oakville, Ontario, Wilson first saw NHL action last year, making his debut on Dec. 2, 2014 against New Jersey. He was injured in that contest, but came back later in the season to play in three of Pittsburgh’s five postseason games against the New York Rangers.
Despite playing just 55 AHL games with WBS last season because of the injury, Wilson finished third on the club with 19 goals and fourth with 41 points. He added four points (2G-2A) in three playoff games.
Wilson was Pittsburgh’s seventh-round draft pick (209th overall) in 2011. He played three years of college hockey at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. As a freshman in 2011-12, Wilson was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year and he was chosen to the conference’s All-Rookie Team.