Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Raivis Ansons Reassigned to Penguins

February 12, 2024 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins News Release

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Raivis Ansons has been reassigned by the Pittsburgh Penguins to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers.

Ansons, 22, has appeared in 10 games for the Penguins this season. The second-year pro picked up two goals and two assists for four points in those contests. With Wheeling, Ansons gathered two goals and an assist in eight games this season.

A 2020 fifth-round pick (149th overall) by Pittsburgh, Ansons played in 44 games as a rookie for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, earning two goals and four assists for six points. Both of his first two AHL goals came while skating shorthanded.

Prior to turning pro with the Penguins, Ansons won a Memorial Cup with the Saint John Sea Dogs in 2022. The Rîga, Latvia native posted five points (1G-4A) in four games during the tournament after leading the Sea Dogs with five points (2G-3A) during the QMJHL Playoffs.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's next game is Wednesday, Feb. 14, against the Toronto Marlies. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

The Penguins' next home is on Saturday, Feb. 17, when they don the moniker of the Pittston Tomatoes for one night only in the latest installment of the Penguins' community series presented by Visit Luzerne County. The Tomatoes will take on the Laval Rocket with a 6:05 p.m. puck drop at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.

Season-ticket packages for the Penguins' 25th season of hockey are on sale now. Full-Season, 22-game, 12-game, Flexbook and Premium Seating plans are available by reaching out to the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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