Baby Penguins Banter: AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Free Agency Update

July 9th, 2011 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
Although the majority of attention is on NHL teams as they sign free agents, American Hockey League teams also have roster spots to fill, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are no exception.

Last year’s regular season champions have lost some big pieces, but they have also re-signed some good players from last year's team and landed some solid players from other organizations.

Here is a rundown of who will be back for 2011-12 and who will be continuing their career elsewhere, as well as who will wear the black, gold and red for the first time. 


Out: Chris Collins

Collins will be going back to Europe for a second time, as he also played in Finland and Germany during the 2008-09 season. He will play for the Numberg Ice Tigers in Germany for the 2011-12 campaign.

He had 34 points and a plus-17 in 77 regular season games last year, and he also had five points and a plus-two in 12 playoff games. In his AHL career, Collins has also played for the Providence Bruins, the AHL affiliate for the Boston Bruins.


Returning: Ryan Craig

Craig was unanimously ...

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