Eaton Released from PTO, McNeill Assigned to WBS



The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that defenseman Mark Eaton has been released from his professional tryout agreement (PTO). In addition, the Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Reid McNeill to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

Eaton, 35, signed a PTO with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Jan. 23 and skated in six games for the Penguins, registering one assist and four minutes of penalties

The fifteen-year pro played four seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-2010 after being signed as a free agent on July, 3, 2006. He appeared in 627 NHL games with Philadelphia, Nashville, Pittsburgh and the New York Islanders, while totaling 24 goals, 61 assists and 238 penalty minutes.

On his second assignment this season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, McNeill has yet to appear in any games for the Penguins. McNeill has recorded one goal, four assists and 39 penalty minutes in 27 games with the Nailers this year in his first pro season.

Originally from London, Ontario, McNeill split three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (2009-12) with the London Knights and Barrie Colts, totaling 23 points (7G-16A) and 162 PIM in 166 contests. McNeill, 20, was a sixth-round selection (#170) of Pittsburgh in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins battle the Adirondack Phantoms at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:00PM

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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