Monday, April 6, 2015

Penguins Release Ex Viper Forward Gill:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have released former Vernon Vipers forward Sahir Gill.

Gill attended the Montreal Canadians Training camp this season was released before signing with the American Hockey League Hamilton Bulldogs on October 10th 2014. Gill was released after going pointless in one game with the Bulldogs returned to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Wheeling Nailers where he played last season before signing a a professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the Penguins.  In 12 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Gill collected (1-goal-2-assists-3-points).

Gill played last year with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. Gill finished sixth in rookie scoring and lead the team in scoring collecting (13-goals-41-assists-54-points). Gill was suppose to enter his fourth and final season at Boston University last season but left school signing with the Nailers early in the season. Gill played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2008-2010). Gill left the Vipers in July of 2009 for the United States Hockey League (USHL) Chicago Steel but after just 26 games would return to Vernon in mid January of 2010. In 71 regular season games with the Vipers Gill recorded (21-goals-30-assists-42-points).

Sahir Gill's Player Profile:

This was posted on the Penguins website:

Penguins Release Gill from PTO

January 16, 2015

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguinsannounced today that they have released forward Sahir Gill from his professional tryout agreement (PTO).

Gill, 22, played in 12 games for the Penguins, collecting one goal and two assists. He tallied his first career AHL goal on Jan. 2 versus Binghamton.

Prior to signing a PTO with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Dec. 4, 2014, Gill had posted 14 points (4G-10A) in 14 contests for the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Last season, he led Wheeling with 41 assists and 54 points (13G-41A) in 67 games.

Now in his second year of professional hockey, Gill played three seasons at Boston University (2010-13), where he recorded 28 goals, 50 assists and 55 penalty minutes over 117 games.

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