Penguins Recall Forwards Mark Letestu, Tim Wallace
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Mark Letestu and Tim Wallace from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Letestu, who turned 25 years old Thursday, has made five appearances for Pittsburgh this year. He made his NHL debut in the Penguins’ 6-5 overtime win against Boston Nov. 14, and recorded his first career NHL goal (and point) in Pittsburgh’s 5-4 victory over Buffalo Monday night.
Despite playing only 37 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this year, Letestu (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) ranks second on the team in goals (16), assists (24) and points (40). The Elk Point, Alberta native paces the team with a plus-11 rating.
Wallace, 25, has spent the entire season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In 47 games he has posted 14 goals and 21 points. Wallace (6-foot-1, 207 pounds) made his NHL debut last season, playing 16 games for Pittsburgh and recording two assists.
The Anchorage, Alaska native joined WBS in 2006 after playing four collegiate seasons at Notre Dame. Wallace is the Irish’s all-time “iron man” after not missing a game in four years (153 games). Wallace also played two years with the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2000-02, and won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2000 Under-18 World Championships.