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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