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Las Vegas–Earlier this evening as the Vegas Golden Knights are on the road to face off against the Vancouver for the final time this season, General Manager George McPhee called up forward Brandon Pirri from Chicago.
With the Golden Knights up in Vancouver to kick off the final road trip of the regular season, Pirri is expected to be made available for Head Coach Gerard Gallant against the Canucks.
Pirri this season has been playing very well for Wolves Head Coach Rocky Thompson as he currently leads the organization in the scoring department with 29 goals and has 22 assists for 51 points.
He ranks 6th in assists with the team right behind newcomer and defenseman Philip Holm who was picked up during the NHL Trade Deadline period from the Canucks that sent Golden Knights forward Brendon Leipsic to Vancouver.
Among the active roster players with the Wolves, Pirri sits in third overall in points behind forwards T.J. Tynan and Teemu Pulkkinen which are the only three players with Chicago to have at least 50 points or more.
In the AHL, Pirri is tied in fourth place in goals with Grand Rapids Griffins Eric Tangradi and Loval Rockets Chris Terry.
Since being acquired by the Golden Knights early on this season, this will be Pirri’s first Vegas call up.
With the call up to the Golden Knights, Pirri brings with him, 226 games of league experience with 60 of those with the 2016-17 New York Rangers. The 226 games include 57 goals and 41 assists for 98 points and is a +1.
There’s also a Golden Knights connection with Pirri as he’s played under Gallant before when he was with the Florida Panthers. Under Gallant, he skated in 101 games with the Panthers that spans from the 2014-15 and 2015-2016 seasons before being dealt to the Ducks.
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