The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero have reportedly recalled defenseman Brian Dumoulin from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – according to the team’s website.
Dumoulin, 22, has collected six points (1G, 5A) in 22 games for WBS this year, and was a participant in Pens’ training camp before being sent down. He performed in one preseason contest for Pittsburgh, where he dished out an assist and skated to a plus-1 rating.
Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in the Jordan Staal trade, Dumoulin was selected by the Canes’ in the second-round (51st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Playing three seasons at Boston College before turning pro, Dumoulin led the Eagles to a National Championship in 2010 and 2012, while be named to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team on both occasions.
The accolades for Dumoulin run deep in college, but perhaps his highest honor was being listed as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award (best college hockey player) after the 2011-12 season. Twice voted as an NCAA All-American, Dumoulin also played for the red, white, and blue at the World Junior Championships in 2011.
No official word on if he’ll be in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but my guess is that defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will play instead of Dumoulin.