Last season, every fan in Wilkes-Barre was outraged when their top veterans, captain Wyatt Smith and Co., couldn’t produce.
In the end, the fans’ constant bashing was well-deserved and the team was swept in the first round of the playoffs.
Enter “The Ticket.” Brett Sterling.
It’s a one-year, two-way deal.
This is hands-down the biggest free agent signing in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins history.
Like most AHL super stars, Sterling shouldn’t be labeled a career AHL’er. He’s only 26.
He buried 34 goals last year with Chicago (Atlanta’s AHL squad).
It turns out Colby Armstrong had a hand in this move.
He put in a good word. Colby told him that both Wilkes-Barre and Pittsburgh are great places to play.
Buckle up. He has a mustache.
“Will get you 30 goals, might get you 50.”