It was announced by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins that they have signed forward Matt Alfaro to a professional tryout agreement.
Alfaro, who is 24 years old, started his career with the Penguins ECHL affiliate the Wheeling Nailers. The Calgary, Alberta native leads the team with 19 assists, and the 30 points he scored place him second on the team. Alfaro is coming from some fine performances, as he has six points in the Nailers last two games.
Prior to his career with the Nailers, Alfaro spent three years with the University of Calgary. In his third and final season with the Dinos, he led the team in scoring with 15 goals, 21 assists, 36 points and penalty minutes 68. Alfaro was able to see his Canadian University career wind up with tallying 24 goals, 44 assists for 68 points in 78 games.
Alfaro has also played four seasons of major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League from 2013-17. During the 2016-17 season, Alfaro was traded to the Lethbridge Hurricanes, as he was able to play along side current Penguins forward Jordy Bellerive. In his 263 games with Lethbridge and the Kootenay Ice, Alfaro has 155 points.
Up next for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins is a game on Sunday, April 10th against the Binghamton Devils. Face-off is set for 5:00 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
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