Sunday, October 16, 2016

Penguins Assign Viper Alumni Gill To American Hockey League:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned former Vernon Vipers forward
Sahir Gill to the American Hockey League Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Gill was invited to the Pittsburgh Penguins Training camp made his NHL pre-season debut September 28th 2016 went pointless in the Penguins 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Gill has spent the past three seasons in the American Hockey League & East Coast Hockey League. Gill left Boston University after three seasons to sign with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers in 2013. Gill attended the Montreal Canadians Training Camp in 2014 before being released played last season with the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins & the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. In 21 games with the Penguins Gill recorded (5-goals-9-assists-14-points) & in 24 games with the Nailers Gill picked up (3-goals-15-assists-18-points).

Gill played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2008-2010). Gill left the Vipers in July 2009 for the United States Hockey League (USHL) Chicago Steel but after playing in 26 games returned to Vernon in mid January 2010 to finish his Junior hockey career with the Vipers. In 71 regular season games with the Vipers Gill collected (21-goals-30-assists-42-points).

Sahir Gill's Player Profile:

This was posted on the Penguins website:

Penguins Assign 17 Players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

by Pittsburgh Penguins

October 3rd, 2016

The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned 17 players to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Players assigned to WBS include: goaltenders Casey DeSmith and Leland Irving; defensemen Tim Erixon, Ethan Prow, Stuart Percy, Cameron Gaunce, Reid McNeill, Steve Oleksy and Chad Ruhwedel; and forwards Oskar Sundqvist, Adam Krause, Ryan Haggerty, Sahir Gill, Josh Archibald, Dominik Simon, Garrett Wilson and Jean-Sebastien Dea.

Erixon, Percy, Gaunce, McNeill, Oleksy, Ruhwedel and Wilson all have to clear waivers on Tuesday at noon before they can join WBS.

Click here to see Pittsburgh's current 31-man camp roster.

The Penguins, who have won three-straight preseason games all via shutout, return home to host the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.


Bob McInnes said...

Here's a link to a story about another former Viper who recently retired:

vipersdiehardfan said...

Thanks Bob! Great article! I had posted a few weeks back on this blog that Bayda had retired from hockey and opened up his own tattoo removal business. I will post the article you sent me on the blog on a later date. Thanks again for the story and sending it my way, much appreciated. Also thanks for stopping by the blog.