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Penguins Recall Drew O’Connor for Playoff Run

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Press Release: The Penguins recalled forward Drew O’Connor from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.

O’Connor, 23, has split the 2021-22 season between Pittsburgh and WBS. With Pittsburgh, O’Connor has suited up for 22 games, registering three goals, two assists, and five points. In 33 games with WBS, O’Connor has recorded 12 goals, 20 assists and 32 points while his 0.98 points-per-game average leads the team.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Chatham, New Jersey has played parts of two seasons with Pittsburgh, appearing in 32 career NHL games and accumulating six points (3G-3A). In 53 career AHL games, all with WBS, O’Connor has recorded 19 goals, 32 assists, and 51 points.

O’Connor was originally signed as an undrafted free agent on March 10, 2020, and re-signed to a one-year contract extension on March 12, 2022.

The Penguins are set to face off against the New York Rangers for Game 1 of Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday, May 3 at Madison Square Garden. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

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Michael Hanczar
Michael Hanczar
7 months ago

Now play him! Kap in the press box.

moe
moe
7 months ago

Playoffs is the only time when there’s no cap space considerations. perfect time to bring in some young bloods. Drew will be an NHL forward sometime, why not give yourselves a boost by bringing in some young legs and O’Connor is a good talent.

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Zachary
Zachary
7 months ago

Love this, O’Connor played well in the preseason and played decent in the regular season when he was up here in October, when the team was decimated by injuries. I think he can provide some energy and youth to the lineup.

Joe Cursi
Joe Cursi
7 months ago

Now the question is will they wait til they are a game or two down to start him?

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Jackmccrory
Jackmccrory
7 months ago

Yes O’Conner +3 or four other wingers down there could definitely out play Kapenin

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