JARRETT BURTON AND JEFF TAYLOR RETURN TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

JARRETT BURTON AND JEFF TAYLOR RETURN TO WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

The following article was published to www.wbspenguins.com on December 18, 2017 featuring Clarkson University alum Jarrett Burton and Union College alum Jeff Taylor, as they are both returning to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. 

By Nick Hart 

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Jarrett Burton from their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Furthermore, the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Jeff Taylor from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Burton has played in nine games this season for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, recording one goal and one assist in that time. The 26-year-old from Echo Bay, Ontario posted two goals and one assist for three points in five games with the Nailers this season. He has 80 points (33G-47A) in 118 career ECHL games, all spent with Wheeling.

Taylor signed an amateur tryout agreement with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton late last season and skated in six games for the Penguins in 2016-17. After sustaining a pre-season injury, the Clifton Park, New York defenseman rehabbed with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before being reassigned to Wheeling on Nov. 8, 2017. He put up six points (2G-4A) in 14 games with the Nailers, including his first professional goal on Nov. 17 at Norfolk.

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