CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Forward Josh Currie, who served as captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this past season and is a Charlottetown native, has joined the Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Russia’s KHL. 

Magnitogorsk announced the signing on its website this past week. 

Currie, who made his AHL debut in the 2015/16 season with the Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers farm team) would go onto to play 21 games with the Oilers and record 5 total points. 

An unrestricted free agent signing in October, Currie was on a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins.

Currie, 28, was Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s leading scorer with 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 24 games this past season. His lone game with the NHL club came during a 5-2 home win against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 2.

With Currie’s departure, the Penguins have seven remaining pending unrestricted free agents this offseason in defenseman Cody Ceci, Kevin Czcuzman, Zach Trotman, forwards Frederick Gaudreau, Evan Rodrigues, Colton Sceviour and goaltender Maxime Lagace.

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