The Pittsburgh Penguins, parent club of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, have signed goaltender Ty Conklin.
In 2006-07, Conklin was 3-12-3 in 19 AHL appearances with Syracuse, and 3-5-2 in 16 NHL outings between Columbus and Buffalo. He has appeared in 76 career National Hockey League contests, posting a 30-24-7 record with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. The 6-foot, 185-pound native of Anchorage, Alaska, has also suited up for 99 career AHL games, amassing a 37-39-15 record with a 2.74 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
Conklin led Hamilton to the Calder Cup Finals in 2003, and reached the Stanley Cup Finals with Edmonton in 2006.
Conklin was originally signed by the Oilers as a free agent on Apr. 18, 2001, after a standout collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire. During his three-year career with the Wildcats, Conklin was 57-23-12 with seven shutouts, a 2.17 GAA and .915 save percentage, establishing school records for GAA, wins, save percentage and games played.
A two-time member of the Hockey East First All-Star Team, Conklin was named to the NCAA East First All-American Team in 2001 when he ranked fourth in the nation with a 2.05 GAA and seventh with a .920 save percentage, and was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist.