Penguins Recall Four Players from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwardsAnthony Angello, Kasper Bjorkqvist,Drew O'Connorand defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.
Angello, 25, suited up for 19 games with Pittsburgh, registering four points (2G-2A) and was plus-4. He also appeared in 12 games for WBS, whose season concluded on Sunday, notching six goals, four assists and 10 points. The Albany, New York native has 27 games of NHL experience, where he's recorded five points (3G-2A).
The 23-year-old Bjorkqvist has appeared in five games for WBS, notching a goal in overtime on May 15. Prior to joining WBS for the end of their season, Bjorkqvist spent the 2020-21 campaign with KooKoo of Liiga (Finland's top professional league), registering 26 points (11G-15A) in 44 games. His 26 points were tied for fourth-most on KooKoo.
O'Connor, 22, has skated in 10 games for the Penguins this season, registering an assist in his NHL debut on January 26 at Boston. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound O'Connor has picked up seven goals, 12 assists and 19 points in 20 games with WBS this season. His 19 points were third-most on WBS.
Joseph, 21, has played 16 games for Pittsburgh in his first NHL season, tallying one goal, four assists and five points. Joseph notched a point (assist) in his NHL debut on January 22 against the New York Rangers and later registered a three-point mark (3A) against the Rangers on January 30. The Laval, Quebec native skated in 23 games for WBS this season, recording 13 points (1G-12A).
Pittsburgh looks to even their Round One series as they take on the New York Islanders in Game 2, tonight at 7:30 p.m.