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Penguins Assign D'Agostino and Ruopp to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

February 3, 2014 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that defensemen Nick D'Agostino and Harrison Ruopp have been assigned from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) by the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL).

D'Agostino, 23, has appeared in 25 games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, collecting seven points (1g-7a) and 11 penalty minutes. The first-year defenseman has also posted three assists in seven contests with the Nailers. A native of Bolton, Ontario, D'Agostino was a seventh-round pick by Pittsburgh (210th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and skated for Cornell University from 2009-13, where he compiled 72 points (25g-47a) and 80 PIM in 132 games.

In 11 games this year with the Penguins, Ruopp has posted 18 penalty minutes. A 20-year old rookie from Zehner, Saskatchewan, Ruopp recorded two assists and 21 PIM over 12 games for Wheeling. Prior to beginning his pro career, Ruopp played in 214 games over four seasons with the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League and totaled three goals, 31 assists and 395 PIM. Originally a 2011 third-round draft pick (84th overall) of the Phoenix Coyotes, Ruopp was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on June 22, 2012.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton returns to action next Friday night, February 7, when the Portland Pirates come to town. It's another Anything Goes Friday, featuring a $1,000 guaranteed giveaway from our friends at Cross Valley Federal Credit Union.

Good seats for Friday's contest, as well as all Penguins home games, are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online at, or by calling 800-745-3000.

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