Pens Prospect Headed to Wilkes-Barre?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I was getting ready to leave for Syracuse but this came to my attention. With junior team seasons' ending, some guys will opt to leave to gain some experience in the AHL on what is termed an amateur tryout contract (ATO).

That being said, I believe you will be seeing the name of defenseman Clark Seymour in a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins uniform very soon, based off this tweet he posted this afternoon:
"Off to Wilkes Barre for an exciting experience. Can't thank PTBO teammates and fans enough for the story we wrote this season #MuchLove"
EDIT: The team made the signing official this afternoon.
Seymour, 19, was the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5th round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft and just finished his third season with the Peteborough Petes (OHL), posting three goals and 10 assists, along with 61 penalty minutes and a -7 rating in 62 games played.

The 6-3 defenseman was also at the Penguins Development Camp I attended this past summer in Pittsburgh. From what I remember, and in looking back over my notes from July, Seymour was a physical, stay-at-home type defenseman much comparable to Reid McNeill who was oddly enough his blue line partner in the scrimmage at camp.

Awaiting official confirmation from the team, but it looks like Clark Seymour will be added to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins roster via an ATO sometime this week.


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