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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
City: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: East Division
Founded: 1999
Home Arena: Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
Colors: Black, gold, red, white

                   

Owner(s): Flag of the United States Ron Burkle
Flag of Canada Mario Lemieux
General Manager: Flag of the United States Ray Shero
Head Coach: Flag of the United States Todd Reirden
Captain: Flag of Canada Connor James
Media: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
Scranton Times-Tribune
102.3 The Mountain WDMT-FM
Affiliates: Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Franchise history
1981 to 1988: Fredericton Express
1988 to 1993: Halifax Citadels
1993 to 1996: Cornwall Aces
1999 to present: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Championships
Division Championships: 2 (2005–06, 2007–08)
Conference Championships: 3 (2000–01, 2003–04, 2007–08)

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. They play in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza.

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History

The Pittsburgh Penguins' top minor league affiliate throughout the 1990s was the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL. However, in the mid 1990s, the IHL began moving away from being a developmental league and more towards being a top independent minor league. For this reason, the Penguins wanted their top minor league affiliate in the AHL. The Penguins purchased the dormant Cornwall Aces AHL franchise from the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, but left the team inactive until the 1999–2000 season when it was placed in Wilkes-Barre. The team is affectionately referred to as "The Baby Penguins" by fans. The WBS Pens have gone to the Calder Cup Final three times in their ten year existence, most recently in 2008 by way of beating the Portland Pirates in a thrilling seven game series in the Eastern Conference finals; the Penguins took game seven by a score of 3-2 after being down in the series three games to two. They went on to play the Chicago Wolves in the final, but lost the series 4-2. Their mascot is Tux the penguin, who wears number #99 in reference to the team's first season in 1999. The team is currently celebrating their 10th Anniversary Season in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with the catch phrase of "Making Memories".

Season-by-season results

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Regular Season

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1999–00 80 23 43 9 5 60 236 306 5th, Empire State
2000–01 80 36 33 9 2 83 252 248 2nd, Mid-Atlantic
2001–02 80 20 44 13 3 56 201 274 4th, South
2002–03 80 36 32 7 5 84 245 248 3rd, South
2003–04 80 34 28 10 8 86 197 197 3rd, East
2004–05 80 39 27 7 7 92 227 219 4th, East
2005–06 80 51 18 5 6 113 249 178 1st, East
2006–07 80 51 23 2 4 108 276 221 2nd, East
2007–08 80 47 26 3 4 101 223 187 1st, East
2008-09

Playoffs

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1999–00 Out of Playoffs
2000–01 W, 3–2, SYR W, 4–2, PHIL W, 4–0, HER L, 2–4,SJNB
2001–02 Out of Playoffs
2002–03 W, 2–0, UT L, 1–3, GR
2003–04 W, 4–3, BRI W, 4–2, PHIL W, 4–3, HART L, 0–4,MIL
2004–05 W, 4–2, BING L, 1–4, PHIL
2005–06 W, 4–3, BRI L, 0–4, HER
2006–07 W, 4–2, NOR L, 1–4, HER
2007–08 W, 4–1, HER W, 4–1, PHIL W, 4-3 PORT L, 2-4, CHI

Current roster

As of December 27, 2008[1]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Place of Birth
35 Flag of the United States Adam Berkhoel L Woodbury, Minnesota
36 Flag of the United States John Curry L Shorewood, Minnesota
<center>Defensemen
# Player Shoots Place of Birth
2 Flag of Canada Jean-Philippe Cote L Charlesbourg, Quebec
3 Flag of Canada Joey Mormina L Montreal, Quebec
4 Flag of Canada Jon D'Aversa L Richmond Hill, Ontario
5 Flag of Canada Deryk Engelland R Chetwynd, British Columbia
6 Flag of the United States Ben Lovejoy R Canaan, New Hampshire
11 Flag of the United States Reid Cashman L Red Wing, Minnesota
44 Flag of the United States Danny Richmond L Chicago, Illinois
<center>Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Place of Birth
7 Flag of the United States Bill Thomas RW R Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Flag of Canada Connor James - Captain C R Calgary, Alberta
10 Flag of Canada Mark Letestu C R Elk Point, Alberta
14 Flag of Canada Chris Minard C L Owen Sound, Ontario
15 Flag of the United States David Gove C L Centerville, Massachusetts
19 Flag of Canada Luca Caputi LW R Toronto, Ontario
20 Flag of Canada Paul Bissonnette LW/D L Welland, Ontario
21 Flag of Canada Dustin Jeffrey C L Sarnia, Ontario
22 Flag of the United States Jeff Taffe C L Hastings, Minnesota
23 Flag of Canada Ryan Stone C L Calgary, Alberta
24 Flag of the United States Tim Wallace LW R Anchorage, Alaska
25 Flag of Finland Janne Pesonen LW L Suomussalmi, Finland
26 Flag of Canada Jean-Michel Daoust RW R Valleyfield, Quebec
28 Flag of Canada Nick Johnson RW L Calgary, Alberta
34 Flag of Canada Aaron Boogaard RW R Regina, Saskatchewan
38 Flag of Canada Adam Henrich LW L Thornhill, Ontario

Team records

Single season

Goals: 34 Chris Minard (2008–09)
Assists: 49 Jeff Taffe (2008–09)
Points: 76 Janne Pesonen (2008–09)
Penalty minutes: 431 Dennis Bonvie (2005–06)
Goaltending wins: 32 John Curry (2008–09)
GAA: 2.26 Dany Sabourin (2005–06)
SV%: .922 Rich Parent (2000–01) and Dany Sabourin (2005–06)

Career

Career goals: 97 Tom Kostopoulos
Career assists: 149 Tom Kostopoulos
Career points: 246 Tom Kostopoulos
Career penalty minutes: 1081 Dennis Bonvie
Career goaltending wins: 56 John Curry
Career shutouts: 10 Sebastien Caron
Career games: 318 Tom Kostopoulos

AHL records

As of the 2007–08 AHL Season. Data from the AHL Hall of Fame Website. [1]

Team

Longest Road Winning Streak (one season): 13 games (October 9 – December 3, 2005) (tied)

Player

Most points by a defenceman, career: 486 John Slaney (Baltimore, Portland, Cornwall, W.B./Scr., Phila.)
Most goals by a defenceman, career: John Slaney, 157 (Baltimore, Portland, Cornwall, W.B./Scr., Phila.)
Most goals by a Defenceman, season: John Slaney, 30 (1999–2000)
Most PIM, career: 4,104 Dennis Bonvie (Cape Breton, Hamilton, Portland, Phila., W.B./Scr., Providence, Binghamton, Hershey)
Most PIM, game: Steve Parsons, 64 (March 17, 2002 vs. Syracuse)

AHL awards and trophies

As of the 2007–08 AHL Season. Data from the AHL Hall of Fame Website. [2]



Richard F. Canning Trophy

F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy

F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy

Richard F. Canning Trophy

Robert W. Clarke Trophy

Eddie Shore Award

Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award

Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award

Yanick Dupre Memorial Award

Notable Penguins

References

  1. http://o8o9.wbspenguins.com/team/roster.asp

External links

  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Official Website
  • The Internet Hockey Database - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
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Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
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Trophies and Awards Calder Cup · Les Cunningham Award · John B. Sollenberger Trophy · Willie Marshall Award · Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award · Eddie Shore Award · Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award · Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award · Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award · Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award · Yanick Dupre Memorial Award · Jack A. Butterfield Trophy · Richard F. Canning Trophy · Robert W. Clarke Trophy · Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy · Frank Mathers Trophy · Norman R. "Bud" Poile Trophy · Emile Francis Trophy · F. G. "Teddy" Oke Trophy · Sam Pollock Trophy · John D. Chick Trophy  · James C. Hendy Memorial Award  · Thomas Ebright Memorial Award  · James H. Ellery Memorial Awards  · Ken McKenzie Award  · Michael Condon Memorial Award
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