Wilkes-barre/scranton Penguins Sign Five To Ahl Contracts

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins introduced that they’ve signed goaltenders Brad Thiessen and Jeff Zatkoff, defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and Brian Strait and forward Eric Tangradi to American Hockey League contracts.

Thiessen, 26, cut up the 2011-12 season between Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He made his NHL debut on Feb. 26 against Columbus, stopping 22 of 24 shots to earn his Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins first NHL win. In 5 NHL video Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins games, Thiessen published a three-1 file.Hailing from Aldergrove, British Columbia, Thiessen made forty one appearances Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins within the AHL with the Penguins, going Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins 23-15-2 with a 2.eighty Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins two desires-towards common.

Zatkoff, 25, played the remaining Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins four years within the Los Angeles Kings organisation after being drafted via the Kings within the third spherical (74th ordinary) of the 2006 NHL Draft. Last 12 months, Zatkoff published a 21-17-1 report, 2.49 GAA and a .920 store percentage over forty four ordinary-season games with the Manchester Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins Monarchs, incomes him an AHL All-Star Game berth.Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Zatkoff has appeared in 114 games with Manchester, going 52-45-6 while posting a 9.15 save percentage and a 2.64 GAA.

Strait played in 9 everyday-season video games with Pittsburgh final season, notching one help. The 6-foot-1, two hundred-pound blueliner seemed in 41 regular-season games for WBS, establishing profession bests in goals (four), Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins assists (T-12) and factors (16). He has played in 194 career AHL regular-season video games for the Penguins, notching forty factors (8G-32A) and a plus-51 rating. Strait has six factors (1G-5A) 18 AHL postseason games. He introduced one assist inplayoff games.

A fourth-year pro, Bortuzzo, 23, saw his first profession NHL motion in 2011-12, acting in six games with Pittsburgh and recording a plus-1 rating even as averaging 10:fifty four minutes. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound defenseman performed the majority of the 12 months with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, amassing 12 points (3G-9A) in 51 everyday-season games. He has compiled 50 points (9G-41A) and 283 PIM in 205 AHL contests.He chipped in one help in 12 AHL playoff video games.

Tangradi, 23, additionally split final season between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 6-foot-four, 221-pound ahead appeared in a career-excessive 24 regular-season NHL games with the Penguins, tallying two assists and Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins sixteen penalty mins.The native of Philadelphia, Pa., Tangradi performed 37 ordinary-season games within the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins AHL, notching 15 goals, sixteen assists.During the postseason he posted 9 points (4G-5A) in 10 contests.

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