Penguins Release Barton from PTO



The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that forward Chris Barton has been released from his professional tryout agreement (PTO).

Barton, 25, signed his second PTO of the season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Feb. 1 and has totaled four appearances this year with the Penguins, amassing six penalty minutes.

The second-year center has registered 21 points (11G-10A) and four penalty minutes in 22 games with the Wheeling Nailers. Despite appearing in only half of the Nailersā€™ 44 games played this season, Barton is second on the team in goal scoring (11) and fifth in points (21).

A native of Calgary, Alberta, Barton was named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team last season as he ranked first on the team with 29 goals and 60 points over 69 games. He also added 31 assists ā€“ the second-highest total on the squad.

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