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Wilkes-Barre signs forward Sexton


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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have signed forward Ben Sexton to an AHL contract for the 2019-20 season, the team announced Thursday.

Sexton, 28, was acquired by Pittsburgh along with defenseman Macoy Erkamps from the Senators in December in exchange for forward Tobias Lindberg and defenseman Stefan Elliott.

Sexton recorded seven goals and three assists in his 26 games with Wilkes-Barre following the trade.

Sexton can play both center and wing, and is a right-handed shot. He's 5-feet-11 and 196 pounds, and was originally a seventh-round pick by the Bruins in 2009. Since turning pro in 2014, he's played in 200 AHL games, recording 44 goals and 46 assists. He appeared in two NHL games with the Senators in 2017-18, and was scoreless with a minus-2 rating.

Sexton's father Randy was the Penguins' director of amateur scouting from 2010-17, and has been an assistant general manager with the Sabres for the past two seasons.

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