WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the National Hockey League announced that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Curtis Darling, who played in the ECHL as a rookie in 2007-08.
The Wheeling Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. The head coach of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is former ECHL player Dan Bylsma and the assistant coach is former ECHL player Todd Reirden.
The 25 year old was 7-17-3 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 3.60 and a save percentage of .914 in 27 games for Wheeling in 2007-08. He was acquired by the Nailers in exchange for future considerations on Jan. 2 from Charlotte where he was 3-4-0 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.94 and a save percentage of .881 in eight games with the Checkers. He also played in the AHL stopping all four shots in one game with Syracuse.
Darling signed with Reading after completing his career at the University of Waterloo in 2006-07 and was 0-1-0 with a goals-against average of 2.49 and a save percentage of .923 in two games for the Royals. Charlotte acquired him from Reading on Nov. 27, 2007 in exchange for considerations.