The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Josh Archibald was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Sestito, 28, has played in 32 AHL games with WBS this season, tallying three goals, six assists, nine points and 55 penalty minutes. He had one assist and was plus-1 in his last appearance with WBS, a 3-0 victory on Friday at Lehigh Valley.
The 6-foot-5, 228-pound Sestito was signed by the Penguins to a one-year, two-way NHL contract on Feb. 1 after playing the first half of the season on an AHL deal. Sestito attended Pittsburgh’s training camp in September on a professional tryout contract and played three NHL preseason games for the Penguins.
The Rome, NY native has played parts of seven NHL seasons with Columbus, Philadelphia and Vancouver, producing 18 points (10G-8A) and 432 penalty minutes in 137 career regular-season games.
Originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third round (85th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft, Sestito’s best NHL season came in ’13-14 with Vancouver when he had nine points (5G-4A) and 213 penalty minutes in 77 contests.
The Penguins visit the New Jersey Devils today at 5 p.m. in the first of nine-straight games against Metropolitan Division teams. The game can be watched locally on ROOT SPORTS or you can listen on the Penguins’ official flagship station, 105.9 The X.