The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have signed forward Garrett Wilson to a one-year, two-way contract.
Wilson, 25, notched seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 37 games with the AHL’s Portland Pirates in 2015-16. He also saw his first extended NHL action, appearing in 29 regular-season games with the Florida Panthers.
During the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Wilson skated in six games and earned his first NHL point, an assist on the game-winning goal in Game 4 of the Panthers’ first-round series vs. the New York Islanders.
A fourth-round selection by Florida in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Wilson has tallied 48 goals and 46 assists for 94 points in 216 AHL games with Portland and San Antonio. He has also appeared in 34 regular-season games in the NHL.