Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

2014 Offseason Moves

Back for Year Three is the chart of the 2013-14 Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins contract statuses. As the summer goes on and players sign contracts this list will be updated. Any new additions will be given their own separate table below this one. Don’t expect a ton of activity until mid-June, then business really starts picking up in the beginning of July when NHL Free Agency starts. If you spot any errors or omissions, let me know.

Name Position Status Notes
Josh Archibald Forward Under Contract Showed flashes of brilliance late last season.
Mike Carman Forward Unrestricted (AHL) Probably an AHLer some place else.
Nick D’Agostino Defense Under Contract Needs to step it up in 14-15.
J-S Dea Forward Under Contract
Jeff Deslauriers Goaltender Unrestricted (AHL) Wouldn’t be surprised if he retires.
Simon Despres Defense Restricted Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 18.
Nick Drazenovic Forward Unrestricted (NHL) Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 1.
Brian Dumoulin Defense Under Contract Will get a look in Pittsburgh next year.
Andrew Ebbett Forward Under Contract I actually forgot Ebbett signed a two year contract. Will gun for an NHL spot.
Bobby Farnham Forward Restrcicted Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 15.
Brian Gibbons Forward Unrestricted (NHL) Signed with Columbus Blue Jackets July 4.
Barry Goers Defense Unrestricted (AHL) Re-signed with Wilkes-Barre (AHL) July 24.
Scott Harrington Defense Under Contract Probably another year away from NHL.
Eric Hartzell Goaltender Under Contract Hope he figures out the mental issues.
Chuck Kobasew Forward Unrestricted (NHL) Signed with SC Bern of the Swiss League July 2.
Tom Kostopoulos Forward Under Contract Re-signed with Wilkes-Barre (AHL) June 5.
Tom Kuhnhackl Forward Under Contract Needs to increase his AHL role in 14-15.
Pierre Leblond Forward Under Contract
Spencer Machacek Forward Unrestricted (NHL) Probably Europe bound.
Denver Manderson Forward Unrestricted (AHL) Signed with Toronto Marlies August 8.
Peter Mannino Goaltender Unrestricted (AHL) You just hope he doesn’t sign with an East Division rival.
Matia Marcantuoni Forward Under Contract
Reid McNeill Defense Under Contract Will embrace bigger role next year.
Jayson Megna Forward Restricted Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 10.
Peter Merth Defense Unrestricted (AHL) The Merth Effect has worn off.
Brendan Mikkeslon Defense Unrestricted (NHL) Hinted he might return. Time will tell.
Matt Murray Goaltender Under Contract Could he challenge for #1 role next season?
Adam Payerl Forward Under Contract Spent time in NHL late in season but was a late season playoff scratch.
Carter Rowney Forward Unrestricted (AHL) Re-signed with Wilkes-Barre (AHL) July 24.
Harrison Ruopp Defense Under Contract Needs to step up in 14-15.
Bryan Rust Forward Under Contract Small sample size, but I liked what I saw.
Philip Samuelsson Defense Restricted Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 10.
Conor Sheary Forward Under Contract Going to be fun to watch him develop even more this Fall.
Zach Sill Forward Unrestricted (NHL) Re-signed with Pittsburgh July 3.
Dustin Stevenson Defense Unrestricted (AHL)
Cody Sylvester Forward Unrestricted (AHL) Signed with South Carolina (ECHL) August 15.
Dominik Uher Forward Under Contract Big 14-15 looming for Uher.
Scott Wilson Forward Under Contract They thought enough of this kid to keep him around all playoffs while names like Marcantuoni and Dea were sent home.
Anton Zlobin Forward Under Contract See notes for Dominik Uher.
Harry Zolnierczyk Forward Unrestricted (NHL) Signed with New York Islanders (NHL) July 1.

I will continually update this as the summer goes on.

Below is a chart reserved for the offseason acquisitions. Will stay empty until after the start of Free Agency in July.

Name Position Old Team Notes
Thomas Greiss Goaltender Arizona Coyotes (NHL) Will compete with Jeff Zatkoff for backup to M-A Fleury. Loser gets sent to WBS, likely.
Taylor Chorney Defense Chicago Wolves (AHL) Captained the Wolves last year. Adds depth to the WBS blue line.

Last Update: August 15.

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