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Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Assign Defenseman Alex Goligoski to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned defenseman Alex Goligoski to the Wilkes-Barr/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.


Goligoski, 23, has played 45 games for the Penguins this season, registering 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) along with a plus-five rating.  He began the season with Pittsburgh and notched his first NHL goal Oct. 5 versus Ottawa.  Goligoski led all rookie defensemen with six goals, 14 assists and 20 points, while tying for fifth among all rookies with eight power-play points (four goals, four assists) in 44 games before being re-assigned in February.  He has eight points (two goals, six assists) along with a plus-one rating in 11 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  

The 6-0, 185-pound defenseman made his NHL debut scoring two points (two assists) in three games with Pittsburgh in the 2007-08 season.  Goligoski has played 48 career games in the NHL registering 22 points (six goals, 16 assists) along with 18 penalty minutes.  He has collected 46 points (12 goals, 34 assists) along with 57 penalty minutes in 81 career games in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.  He also contributed 28 points (four goals, 24 assists) in 23 post-season appearances through the Calder Cup Finals with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.

The native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota played three seasons of NCAA hockey with the Minnesota Gophers appearing in 117 games and posting 98 points (25 goals, 73 assists) before joining the club in 2007.  Goligoski was selected by Pittsburgh in the second round (61st overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft. 
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