The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Dominik Simon from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Simon, 22, is tied for third in scoring on WBS this season with 45 points (14G-31A) in 67 games. He's produced 16 of those points (6G-10A) over his last 17 games.
Last season, the 5-foot-11, 176-pound forward played in three NHL games with Pittsburgh, notching an assist in his NHL debut against the New York Rangers on March 13, 2016 at Madison Square Garden.
A native of Prague, Czech Republic, Simon's AHL point total this year is very similar to his production as a rookie last season, when he had 48 points (25G-23A) in 68 games. His 25 goals led the team.
Pittsburgh drafted Simon in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.