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Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Assign Forward Ryan Stone to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

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

Stone, 23, appeared in two games with Pittsburgh on his latest stint.  He has registered 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 28 games for Wilkes-Barre, ranking fourth on the team.  His 47 penalty minutes also rank fourth among the Penguins.  

The Calgary, Alberta native played six games over three stints with the Penguins during the 2007-08 season.  He made his NHL debut on January 10th vs. Tampa Bay and registered his first NHL point on March 12th vs. Buffalo.  He has played eight career games in the NHL, registering one assist along with seven penalty minutes.

The 6-2, 207-pound forward tallied 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) and 129 penalty minutes in 65 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) during the 2007-08 season.  He was sixth on the club in scoring and tied for third in assists.  Stone also appeared in all 23 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as the team advanced to the Calder Cup Finals.  He scored 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) and led the team with a plus-nine rating in the postseason.  

Stone was originally selected by the Penguins in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2003 NHL Draft. He is in his fourth season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, collecting 126 points (38 goals, 88 assists) and 371 penalty minutes in 209 career games in the AHL.  Stone has also played 43 playoff games, registering 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) and 66 penalty minutes.
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