Pittsburgh Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford announced on Monday the team has recalled forward Scott Wilson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Wilson has already made a few trips back-and-forth from the AHL to NHL this season, but the forward is back with the NHL club.
With the WBS Penguins this season, Wilson has tallied 36 points (22g, 14a) with 19 penalty minutes and a plus-four over 34 games. Just before his recall, he lead the AHL with 22 goals. The Oakville, Ontario native scored twice in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 5-3 loss to Lehigh Valley on Saturday night.
Despite playing just 55 games with the WBS Penguins last season due to injury, Wilson finished third on the club with 19 goals and fourth with 41 points. He added four points (2g, 2a) in three playoff games.
In his few trips to the NHL this season, Wilson has tallied a single assist over five games.
Prior to turning pro, Wilson tallied 39 goals and 56 assists for 95 points in 109 games with the UMass Lowell River Hawks. He had identical freshmen and sophomore seasons of 16 goals and 22 assists, earning Hockey East Rookie of the Year honors his freshmen year. The forward played in only 31 of the River Hawks 41 games this season after suffering an arm injury during the middle of the season.
He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2012 and on the Hockey East All-Tournament Team in 2013.