The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have hired Kevin Porter as an assistant coach. Porter joins head coach J.D. Forrest behind the bench for the upcoming 2020-21 American Hockey League season.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed forward Jordan Nolan to an American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed goaltender Shane Starrett to an American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Frederick Gaudreau and goaltender Maxime Lagace to one-year, two-way contracts.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Josh Currie to a one-year, two-way contract.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League isn’t just a good place for players to develop. It’s also a spawning ground for NHL coaches.
After four seasons as an assistant coach, J.D. Forrest is taking over behind the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins bench.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that J.D. Forrest has been named head coach and Jason Karmanos will serve as general manager of the club.
While Mike Vellucci wasn’t necessarily expecting to be in the NHL so soon, it turns out the timing was right in every aspect for him to join Mike Sullivan’s staff as an assistant with Pittsburgh.
With Todd Reirden and Mike Vellucci joining Mike Sullivan behind Pittsburgh’s bench, all three members of the Penguins coaching staff were former head coaches in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.