Pittsburgh Penguins 2019 Prospect Development Camp

The Pittsburgh Penguins annual Prospect Development Camp is scheduled for June 26 through June 28. There will be 41 players in attendance, split into two practice groups: 22 forwards, 14 D, and 5 goalies.


Wednesday June 26 – Goaltender session and an afternoon practice for both Team A and Team B.

Thursday June 27 – Goaltender session and a morning skills session for both Team A and Team B.

Friday June 28 – Game day skate in the morning for Team B and Team A then they split into 4 teams for the 3-on-3 tournament in the evening.


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Vegas Golden Knights 2019 Prospect Development Camp

The Vegas Golden Knights have announced their roster and schedule for the 2019 Prospect Development Camp. There will be 43 players split into two practice groups. 24 forwards, 15 defensemen, and 4 goaltenders. Most of their picks from the past three drafts will be in attendance as well as a number of free agent invites. Camp runs from Tuesday June 25 through Saturday June 29.


Tuesday June 25 – Team building event in the morning with Team Grey and Team White each getting 1 afternoon practice session.

Wednesday June 26 – Team White and Team Grey each have a morning and afternoon practice session.

Thursday June 27 – Team White and Team Grey each have a morning practice session then return together for an afternoon scrimmage.

Friday June 28 – Joint scrimmage in the morning

Saturday June 29 – Joint scrimmage in the morning


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NHL Draft Day 2 – Pittsburgh Penguins

The 2019 NHL Entry Draft has completed and the Pittsburgh Penguins have added five new prospects to their system.

1st round #21 F Samuel Poulin – QMJHL Sherbrooke Phoenix

3rd round #74 F Nathan Legare – QMJHL Baie-Comeau Drakkar

5th round #145 F Judd Caulfield – University of North Dakota

7th round #203 F Valtteri Puustinen – Liiga HPK

7th round #211 D Santeri Airola – Mestis Kettera

We already took a look at 1st round pick Samuel Poulin yesterday, so let’s go ahead and see whst we can learn about the prospects selected on Day 2.

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Samuel Poulin – Pittsburgh Penguins

With the #21 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Samuel Poulin from the QMJHL Sherbrooke Phoenix.

A 6’1″ 207lbs left-handed winger who can play either side of the ice. Gets plenty of work on the Power Play.

He was an alternate captain for Sherbrooke and had 29 goals, 76 points, and a +8 through 67 games. He led the team in goals and points, both during the regular season and in the playoffs.

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Peyton Krebs – Vegas Golden Knights

With the #17 overall pick in the 1st round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft the Vegas Golden Knights selected Peyton Krebs of the WHL Kootenay Ice.

A 5’11” 181lbs left-handed forward that can play center or wing. He got plenty of work on special teams both leading the Power Play and killing penalties.

He was Kootenay’s Captain and scored 19 goals and 68 points in 64 games, although he was a -50. He led the team in points and was second in goals. Kootenay finished next to last in the WHL going 13-45-10.

He also served as Captain at the U18 World Junior Championships, leading the team with 6 goals, 10 points, and a +9 through 7 games.

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2019 NHL Draft – Consensus Ranking 2.0

The last time I decided to put together a consensus ranking for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft I used lists that included the Top 31 picks in the draft, covering just the 1st round. This time I wanted to expand that to include players expected to be taken in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.

This update also allows me to use final draft rankings and to exclude lists that separated goaltenders out. I used the top 93 picks from seven different lists: Future Considerations, Bob McKenzie and Craig Button of TSN, Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News, Ryan Pike and Larry Fisher of The Hockey Writers, and Cam Robinson of Dobber Prospects. Unfortunately I was unable to include ISS or McKeen’s because I only had access to the Top 31, and skipped Corey Pronman because he has goalies on a separate list, but I generally really like those sources too.

From the seven lists I did use I awarded each player 93 points for a #1 pick down to 1 point for a #93 pick, then sorted the list by the sum total. 149 players were listed on at least one of the rankings, and teams often have their own targets that may seem out of place, so this consensus list certainly won’t be perfect. However, 51 players made all seven lists while 62 were on at least six, so I am reasonably confident that the first two rounds will be close.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have just one pick relevant to this list: #21 overall in the 1st round. The Vegas Golden Knights have #17 in the 1st, #48 in the 2nd, and #79, #82, and #86 in the 3rd. So I will look into more detail at options who may be available at that range.

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