Barton Loaned to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton

The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, have announced a transaction, taking effect immediately. The AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed forward Chris Barton to a professional tryout.

Barton, 25, will be enjoying his second stint in the American Hockey League this season, after playing in two games with the Penguins on January 12th and 15th against Adirondack and Norfolk. This will be Chris’ fifth career stint in the AHL, after going to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton twice last season, while starting his career with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the conclusion of the 2010-11 campaign.

Thus far this season, the Calgary, AB native has appeared in 22 games with the Nailers, acquiring points in 15 of those contests, giving him 11 goals, 10 assists, and 21 points. Overall, Barton has made his way into the Wheeling lineup 91 times over the course of the last two seasons, racking up 40 goals, 41 assists, and 81 points, while also registering a +13 rating.

The Nailers will return to the ice on Friday, when they will play host to the Reading Royals at 7:00.

About B.Pettit

Lead Journalist - Owner - Editor I developed PensFans4Ever back when the Penguins first came to Wilkes-Barre. It was started to keep the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Fans along with the Pittsburgh Penguin Fans up to date with happenings as far as who is up and who is down. We Started out as just a message board where we would post news and information and other fans would post their feelings and any information they had. We then turned into a dot com and started making a true web site, at first it was just news, we incorporated a message board into the site. By the third year we added a chat feature. This enables the fans to gather in a live chat room during games that they can’t be at. We try to make it as informative as possible. Since everything that has happened to us we have turned our site into a blog but keeping with what we started out to do not just giving you our thoughts and interpretations we incorporate official team news and press releases. Twitter Feeds: @PensFans4Ever @PF4EButchPettit @PF4EWNailers
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