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 Nailers’ 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 – the second-highest total on the squad.