The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Oskar Sundqvist and Jean-Sebastien Dea, and defenseman Derrick Pouliot, from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Dea, 23, will be looking to make his NHL debut tonight against the Rangers. The third-year pro has 17 goals and 32 points with a plus-14 in 70 AHL contests this season.
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound native of Laval, Quebec, Dea enjoyed his best offensive season last year, scoring 20 times and producing 36 points in 75 games with WBS. The undrafted free agent has 89 points (47G-42A) and a plus-28 in 189 career regular-season games with WBS over the last three-plus years.
Sundqvist and Pouliot, both 23, have enjoyed a couple different stints in Pittsburgh this year. At the AHL level, Sundqvist reached 20 goals for the first time following his two-goal effort on Friday night at Lehigh Valley. Pouliot has 23 points (7G-16A) and is plus-15 in 44 AHL contests with WBS.
Tonight the Penguins wrap up the 2016-17 regular season with a visit to the New York Rangers at 7:00PM at Madison Square Garden. The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS and it can be heard on the Penguins' official flagship, 105.9 The X.
Pittsburgh has already locked up the second-best record in the NHL this year, and home-ice advantage for its opening-round matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets later this week.