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McCleary Assigned to Portland by Pittsburgh

September 26, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Portland Winterhawks News Release

Portland Winterhawks defenseman Ryan McCleary
Portland Winterhawks defenseman Ryan McCleary
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Portland, Ore. - The Portland Winterhawks, proud member club of the Western Hockey League, shared today that the Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Ryan McCleary to the Rose City for the upcoming 2021-22 season.

McCleary, 18, attended the first days of training camp with his new club this month in Pennsylvania. The native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan was selected by the Penguins in the seventh round of this summer's 2021 NHL Draft (#194 overall).

In his WHL rookie season, the right-handed blueliner totaled seven points in 18 games.


The Portland Winterhawks begin their 46th season of play on October 1 and will host Seattle on October 2 for the team's Pacific Office Automation home opener.

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The all-new Flex Packs provide even more flexibility, giving you ten ticket vouchers to use any way you want at any regular season game. Ten tickets to one game? Two tickets to five games? Five tickets to two games? Doesn't matter, any way you want.

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Portland Winterhawks defenseman Ryan McCleary
Portland Winterhawks defenseman Ryan McCleary


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