A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins
I figured I would bring this back from the dead after not doing it last season. It’s the contract board for the offseason for the Penguins.
I’ll do my best once Free Agency gets kicking up in July to keep this board updated. New signings made by Wilkes-Barre or Pittsburgh for the benefit of Wilkes-Barre will be listed at the bottom.
Here we go, in no particular order.
|Dominik Simon||C||RFA||Re-Signed with Pittsburgh 6/25|
|Josh Jooris||C||UFA||Signed with Toronto Maple Leafs 7/1|
|Andrey Pedan||D||RFA||Signed with Ak Bars Kazan (KHL) 7/4|
|Thomas DiPauli||LW||RFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 7/17|
|Ethan Prow||D||RFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 7/17|
|Teddy Blueger||LW||RFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 7/17|
|Lukas Bengtsson||D||RFA||Signed with Linköping HC (SHL) 5/18|
|Tobias Lindberg||LW||RFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 6/19|
|Daniel Sprong||RW||RFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 6/25|
|Kevin Czuczman||D||UFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 6/25|
|Frank Corrado||D||RFA||He’ll be 26 next year and has played in just 7 games for PIT. I let him walk. We’ll see what happens.|
|J-S Dea||C||RFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 6/28|
|Tom Sestito||LW||UFA||Have a sense that if he decides to re-sign, he does so here in WBS as I get the sense that he has enjoyed his time here. Otherwise, I think he retires.|
|Jarred Tinordi||D||UFA||Signed with Nashville 7/1|
|Zach Trotman||D||UFA||Re-signed with Pittsburgh 7/1|
|Michael Leighton||G||UFA||At age 36, that’s a lot of tread on the tires. He’d fit in perfect next year with Anthony Peters as his mentor as PIT doesn’t have any other goalies under contract eligible to play in the AHL next year.|
|Vincent Dunn||C||UFA||Was not tendered. Is a Free Agent|
|Tristan Jarry||G||RFA||Question becomes did Jarry establish himself enough to be Matt Murray’s backup for next year. Casey DeSmith is already under contract so Jarry is already behind the proverbial 8-ball. Plus, Jarry would need waivers.|
Below are the players on AHL contracts only.
|Ryan Haggerty||RW||UFA||Re-signed with Wilkes-Barre 7/9|
|Christian Thomas||RW||UFA||Signed with Rögle BK in Sweden 7/12|
|Jarrett Burton||C||UFA||Re-signed with the Penguins 7/12|
|Joseph Cramarossa||C||UFA||Re-signed with the Penguins 7/12|
|Cody Wydo||LW||UFA||Signed with HC Thurgau (HLB) 7/6|
|Reid Gardiner||RW||UFA||Signed with Utica (AHL) 7/12|
|Patrick McGrath||RW||UFA||Re-signed with Wilkes-Barre 7/9|
|Kevin Spinozzi||D||UFA||Re-signed with the Penguins 7/12|
|Kevin Schulze||D||UFA||Dime a dozen defender.|
|Cam Brown||C||UFA||Signed with Wilkes-Barre 7/9|
|Gage Quinney||F||UFA||Signed with Vegas Golden Knights 6/2|
|Troy Josephs||C||UFA||Re-signed with the Penguins 7/12|
|Stefan Elliott||D||HV71||Spent last two seasons overseas. Was last with Milwaukee (AHL) decent shot, good two way player.|
|Jimmy Hayes||F||NJ||33 games with the Devils last year. Depth forward that either pushes an Aston-Reese or Simon down or is an excellent option for the AHL.|
|John Muse||G||LV||11-2-2 with Lehigh Valley in third goalie option role. Will most likely be the same option here in Wilkes-Barre.|
|Will O’Neill||D||LV||2016 AHL All-Star with Wilkes-Barre, was with Lehigh Valley for two seasons and made NHL debut with Philly. Good power play guy. Battled injuries last season with the Phantoms.|
|next new guy|
Last updated July 17.