UPDATE: Carter Rowney was on the ice for the warm up, but was a scratch against the Bruins.
Sexsmith’s own Carter Rowney could make his NHL debut tonight. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced this morning they have recalled the forward from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
“Carter is a real solid two-way center iceman,” says head coach Mike Sullivan. “He’s had real good success at the American League level. He can play at both ends of the rink. He’s a good faceoff guy. He can kill penalties. He’s very versatile. So we can use him in a lot of capacities.”
The 27 year old got his start with the Grande Prairie Storm before getting a scholarship to play at the University of North Dakota. He’s played in the AHL since the 2012/2013 season, and signed a two-year NHL contract in 2016. Rowney got a taste of the league during five pre-season games, in which he scored two goals.
The Pens are on the road tonight against the Boston Bruins. Puck drop is 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Sullivan says whether Rowney will be in the lineup will be a game-time decision.