The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled defenseman Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced Sunday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Goligoski currently ranks second in the AHL playoffs with 25 points (four goals, 21 assists) in 19 postseason games as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has advanced to the Calder Cup Finals vs. the Chicago Wolves. He recorded 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists) in 70 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the regular season and tied for second on the team with a plus-15 rating. Goligoski was also selected to play for the PlanetUSA squad at the AHL All-Star Classic.
Goligoski was twice recalled to Pittsburgh during the regular season playing a total of three games. He made his NHL debut on February 13th vs. Boston. Goligoski registered his first NHL point, an assist, on March 1st vs. Ottawa then tallied an assist the following night vs. Atlanta before returning to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Goligoski was originally selected by the Penguins in the second round (61st overall) in the 2004 NHL Draft. He completed a three-year collegiate career last season at the University of Minnesota. He tallied 98 points (25 goals, 73 assists) in 117 career games. Goligoski was named First Team All-American and Defensive Player of the Year in the WCHA following the 2006-07 season.