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Hibbing Native, Ex-Bulldog Adam Johnson Recalled By NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins

Hibbing native and former UMD forward Adam Johnson Hibbing native and former UMD forward Adam Johnson |  Photo: WDIO (Archive Photo)

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Created: October 10, 2019 12:48 AM

With forward Alex Galchenyuk on injured reserve, the Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Adam Johnson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced the move on Wednesday.

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The 25-year old Hibbing native played in the WBS Penguins' season opening win against the Hershey Bears on Saturday and recorded two assists. In one preseason appearance with Pittsburgh this season, Johnson scored a goal and was plus-2 vs Buffalo Sabres on September 16.

Last season, Johnson played six NHL games with the Penguins, collecting two assists and finishing plus-2. Both assists happened during the Penguins' 3-1 win on March 31 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Johnson also appeared in 67 games for WBS in 2018-19, finishing fourth on the team with 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points. He has skated in 138 career AHL games, recording 29 goals, 47 assists for 76 points.

Johnson played two seasons at UMD, joining the Penguins organization as an undrafted free agent during the summer of 2017. He was part of the Bulldogs team that reached the 2017 NCAA Title Game.

(Contributions from the Pittsburgh Penguins)

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