Monday, October 31, 2016

Penguins Sign Ex Viper Gill:

The American Hockey League Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
have signed  former Vernon Vipers forward Sahir Gill.

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 before being assigned the American Hockey League.

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 is posted on the Penguins website:


Brian Coe / July 7, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed forward Sahir Gill to an American Hockey League contract for the 2016-17 season.

In his third professional season, Gill recorded AHL career highs with 21 games played, five goals, nine assists, and 14 points. He finished the regular season with nine points (2G-7A) in his last eight games with the Penguins.

The 24-year-old also posted 18 points (3G-15A) in 24 games with the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) during the 2015-16 campaign. At the time of his recall to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Dec. 15, 2015, Gill’s 15 assists led all Nailers players.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season, including 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367.

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