The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forwards Mattia Marcantuoni and Anton Zlobin to amateur tryout agreements (ATO).
Marcantuoni, 19, recently completed his third season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers, recording seven goals, 18 assists and 34 penalty minutes in 64 games. He also notched a goal and an assist in 10 postseason contests.
The Toronto, Ontario-native was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (92nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. In his three seasons with Kitchener, Marcantuoni has totaled 66 points (27G-39A) and 70 PIM over 130 games.
Zlobin was also a selection of Pittsburgh in last summer’s draft, picked in the sixth round (173rd overall). The 2012-13 saw the 20 year-old post 29 goals, 61 assists and 43 PIM in 61 games for Val d’Or of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Zlobin not only led his team in assists (62) and points (91), but also ranked ninth overall in the QMJHL in points and was tied for fourth in assists. The left winger compiled 10 points (2G-8A) in the 10 playoffs games for the Foreurs. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Zlobin spent his previous two seasons with the Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL), registering 121 points (63G-58A) and 78 PIM over 125 matches.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins return home to face the Worcester Sharks on Friday, Apr. 19 at 7:05PM.