Prospect Tournament Info

The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect tournament roster has been released.
Here are a few scouting reports to give you an idea of the players involved.
Jessey Astles
18-year-old, 185 lb. heavyweight fighter on a camp try-out.
Last season (WHL): 3 goals, 129 PIM
Brandon DeFazio
Power forward on a AHL/ECHL deal.
Last season (ECAC): 14 goals, 56 PIM
Stefan Fournier
Controversial forward with some offensive skills on a try-out.
Last season (QMJHL): 20 goals, 69 PIM
Brian Gibbons
Very small (5'8, 160 lb.) speedster with some playmaking abilities.
Last season (H-East): 18 goals, 51 PIM
Tom Kuhnhackl
High-end prospect, sniper with an elite shot.
Last season (OHL): 39 goals, 47 PIM
Nick Petersen
Playmaker with a bit of potential if he adds strength and weight.
Last season (ECHL): 24 goals, 30 PIM
Zach Sill
Banger that finishes every check, exemplifies Pittsburgh Penguins hockey
Last season (AHL): 11 goals, 85 PIM
Ben Street
Offensive center who went from jobber to NHL prospect in a month.
Last season (ECHL): 24 goals, 51 PIM
Eric Tangradi
Highly touted power forward, only player in this camp with a shot to make the NHL team this year out of camp.
Last season (AHL): 18 goals, 86 PIM
Daniil Tarasov
Russian sniper, make or break type prospect
Last season (USHL): 37 goals, 46 PIM
Paul Thompson
Goal scorer out of college, impressed in his 6-game WB/S stint last season
Last season (H-East): 28 goals, 52 PIM
Dominik Uher
Two-way center, plays like a Pittsburgh Penguin already.
Last season (WHL): 21 goals, 60 PIM
Keven Veilleux
Large-framed (6'5, 218 lb.) beast of a forward. Can score and fight.
Last season (AHL): 12 goals, 122 PIM
Ian Watters
Last try-out/invite to camp, left wing with some hands
Last season (OHL): 20 goals, 46 PIM
Robert Bortuzzo
Gritty, two-way D-man with a large wing span.
Last season (AHL): 4 goals, 111 PIM
Simon Despres
Top-rated prospect, has potential to be an above average NHL'er one day
Last season (QMJHL): 13 goals, 54 PIM
Alex Grant
Injury-riddled offensive D-man.
Last season (ECHL): 3 goals, 6 PIM
Scott Harrington
Puck-moving blue-liner who excels in the D-zone.
Last season (OHL): 6 goals, 51 PIM
Reid McNeill
Raw project with shot-blocking skills.
Last season (OHL): 2 goals, 70 PIM
Joe Morrow
First-round pick this year, potential is as high as a #2 D-man in the NHL.
Last season (WHL): 9 goals, 67 PIM
Joe Rogalski
Outstanding skater, very raw talent still
Last season (OHL): 7 goals, 44 PIM
Philip Samuelsson
Son of Ulf, plays somewhat like his dad too
Last season (H-East): 4 goals, 72 PIM
Carl Sneep
Two-way D-man who can move the puck
Last season (AHL): 4 goals, 39 PIM
Brian Strait
Smart, no-risk player in a Rob Scuderi mold
Last season (AHL), 2 goals, 49 PIM
Patrick Killeen
Tall goaltender that covers the bottom half of the net very well.
Last season (ECHL): 2.87 GAA, .901 sv%
Maxime Lagace
Young kid, invited to camp on a try-out basis
Last season (QMJHL): 3.59 GAA, .884 sv%
Wilkes-Blog will be in Oshawa, Ontario covering the entire tournament live.


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