The Penguins Recall Forward Sam Lafferty From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Nick Horwat
November 05, 2019 - 8:16 pm

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Sam Lafferty from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

This recall comes a game after Pittsburgh forward Patric Hornqvist was placed on injured reserve and expected to be out longer term.

Lafferty, 24, previously played 10 games with Pittsburgh, recording three goals and three assists for six points.

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Those three goals are enough to place Lafferty tied for fourth in the NHL among rookies for goals.

 His six points have him tied for ninth among the league’s rookies.

Laffery recorded his first NHL goal on Oct. 12 against the Minnesota Wild, he also had two assists in that game.

He produced his first multi-goal game the next night in Winnipeg.

The 2018-19 season was Lafferty’s first professional season in WBS where he led the team with 36 assists and second in scoring with 49 total points.

So far this season Lafferty has played only three games in the AHL recording one goal.

The nearby Hollidaysburg, PA native was drafted by the Penguins in the fourth round, 113th overall, during the 2014 NHL entry draft.

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