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PENGUINS ACQUIRE FIFTH ROUND PICK FROM BUFFALO FOR JASON WOOLLEY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 1997



PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired a fifth-round pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Jason Woolley, it was announced today by Penguins General Manager Craig Patrick.

Woolley, 28, was acquired by the Penguins with Stu Barnes from Florida in exchange for Chris Wells on November 19, 1996. He played in 57 games with the Penguins last season, recording 36 points (6+30). He added three assists in five playoff games. Overall, Woolley has played in 183 career NHL games with Washington, Florida and the Penguins, recording 88 points (17+71).

Woolley was a restricted free agent and did not attend the Penguins training camp.

The Penguins will practice Thursday at 1 p.m. at ICEOPLEX at Southpointe.