The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced recently that they have recalled forward Felix Robert from their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers. The Penguins were also able to sign forward Michael Joly and defender Dylan MacPherson to professional tryout agreements, and goaltender Brett Brochu to an amateur tryout.
All three were a part of the 2020-21 season with Wheeling. Through 10 games played, Robert was able to lead the team with five goals, while also having a total of six points. Joly was able to tie the team lead with seven points (2G-5A) in nine games, while MacPherson was able to earn two assists in his 10 contests.
Brochu, is an 18-year-old undrafted free agent, who is coming off one of the most prolific seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. Brochu has a 32-6-0 mark with the London Knights, which is the OHL all-time records for wins by a 16- or 17-year-old rookie. The Ontario native has 2.40 goals against average, which leads the entire league, while also holding a .919 save percentage and 32 wins ranking him second overall.
For Robert, he was able to sign an AHL contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in August following an amazing season with the Sherbrooke Phoenix in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The native of Lac-Megantic, Quebec led Sherbooke with 56 assists and 92 points.
Joly is in his fifth season of pro hockey, as he has been able to spend the previous two years in the AHL with the Colorado Eagles. In 136 career AHL games as he has been able to play foe the Hartford Wolf Pack and the San Antonio Rampage. Joly has been able to record 34 goals and 34 assists for 68 points.
MacPherson also brings great AHL experience to the Penguins, as he has spent time with the Springfield Thunderbirds, splitting his rookie year as a pro between Springfield and Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL). MacPherson posted an assist in four career games with the Thunderbirds, while earning 17 points (4G-13A) in 54 games in Greenville.
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