A closer look at the prospects in town for Penguins development camp
The Penguins will host 38 prospects for their annual summer development camp this week at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.
Practices begin at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday and 9:45 a.m. Thursday, with the camp culminating in a three-on-three tournament for the Michel Briere Cup at 7 p.m. Friday. All sessions are open to the public.
Here is a look at the players invited to camp.
Height: 5-10Weight: 179Age: 18
Last year: 11 goals-54 assists, 68 games, Lethbridge (WHL)
Second-round pick from last weekend’s draft is a prototypical modern offensive defenseman.
Height: 6-1Weight: 167Age: 20
Last year: 4 goals-4 assists, 41 games, HPK (Finland)
Smooth, two-way defenseman played almost all of last season in the top league in Sweden, then did a brief stint with WBS at the end of the year.
Height: 6-2Weight: 186Age: 22
Last year: 1 goal-12 assists, 34 games, Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA)
Stay-at-home defenseman finished his second season at Nebraska-Omaha.
Height: 6-1Weight: 216Age: 23
Last year: 5 goals-12 assists, 40 games, St. Cloud State
Competitive defensive defenseman put up some solid numbers as a junior on a good St. Cloud State team.
Height: 5-11Weight: 201Age: 18
Last year: 2 goals-8 assists, 57 games, Des Moines (USHL)
Powerful defenseman headed to University of New Hampshire. Had 127 PIMs last season.
Height: 6-0Weight: 190Age: 21
Last year: 2 goals-14 assists, 28 games, UConn
He’s a puck mover (50 points in 96 college games), but he’s got a sturdy frame. Will play in Wilkes-Barre on an AHL deal next season.
Height: 6-1Weight: 176Age: 19
Last year: 2 goals-10 assists, 44 games, Lukko (Finland Jrs.)
Long-term project as a puck-moving defenseman.
Height: 5-11Weight: 182Age: 18
Last year: 0 goals-0 assists, 11 games, Minnesota (NCAA)
Top prospect coming off an interesting year. He was traded in the USHL, then enrolled at Minnesota for the second half of the season. He’s got a high ceiling as an offensive defenseman prospect.
Height: 6-2Weight: 197Age: 20
Last year: 7 goals-6 assists, 37 games, RPI (NCAA)
The last pick of the 2017 draft is a rangy, right-handed offensive defenseman who had seven goals last season.
Height: 6-2Weight: 181Age: 18
Last year: 5 goals-13 assists, 57 games, Ottawa (OHL)
Mobile defenseman with good size and puck skills surprisingly passed over at last weekend’s draft.
Height: 6-3Weight: 198Age: 19
Last year: 3 goals-3 assists, 14 games, Minnesota (NCAA)
Two-way defenseman recovered from a torn ACL the year before to work his way into the blue line rotation at Minnesota.
Height: 6-1Weight: 216Age: 22
Last year: 2 goals-11 assists, 37 games, Wisconsin (NCAA)
Competitive sturdy defender just finished his junior year at Wisconsin.
Height: 5-9Weight: 159Age: 19
Last year: 43 goals-55 assists, 72 games, Moose Jaw (WHL)
Sleeper prospect taken in the fifth round last weekend. Small but quick center was among the WHL’s scoring leaders last season. He also has some PK experience, so he’s not a one-note performer.
Height: 6-1Weight: 198Age: 20
Last year: 16 goals-7 assists, 40 games, Providence (NCAA)
Finnish winger with some bite to his game. Tied for Providence team lead with 16 goals.
Height: 6-0Weight: 201Age: 20
Last year: 13 goals-11 assists, 39 games, UMass-Amherst (NCAA)
Physical right wing coming off a solid freshman year at UMass-Amherst.
Height: 6-3Weight: 187Age: 17
Last year: 7 goals-15 assists, 61 games, US National Team Development Program
Son of San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer plays a solid, unspectacular game. Headed to Boston University.
Height: 5-10Weight: 177Age: 20
Last year: 21 goals-35 assists, 59 games, Lincoln (USHL)
Harvard recruit has impressive offensive credentials.
Height: 6-0Weight: 174Age: 19
Last year: 16 goals, 34 assists, 61 games, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
Slovenian scorer had a pretty productive first year in North America.
Height: 6-0Weight: 185Age: 23
Last year: 0 goals-2 assists, 4 games, Yale (NCAA)
Wexford native getting back into action after his junior year at Yale was cut short by injury.
Height: 6-3Weight: 194Age: 18
Last year: 17 goals-16 assists, 30 games, St. Sebastian’s (HS)
Boston University recruit plays a simple, powerful game.
Height: 6-2Weight: 187Age: 17
Last year: 9 goals-11 assists, 40 games, Timra (Sweden)
Second-round pick put up good numbers as a 17-year-old last season despite battling knee injury. A name to remember.
Height: 6-0Weight: 185Age: 19
Last year: 21 goals-17 assists, 61 games, Oshawa (OHL)
Skilled winger scored 20 goals in the OHL and four goals in five games for Latvia at the World Juniors qualifying tournament
Height: 5-11Weight: 194Age: 18
Last year: 7 goals-19 assists, 59 games, Lincoln (USHL)
Michigan recruit is the son of former Detroit Red Wings forward Martin Lapointe.
Height: 6-3Weight: 170Age: 22
Last year: 20 goals, 54 assists, 45 games, Islanders (USPHL)
Arizona State recruit led the U.S. Premier Hockey League in scoring last season. And yes, Mario’s son is 22 now. You’re old.
Height: 6-2Weight: 216Age: 22
Last year: 10 goals-13 assists, 64 games, Chicago (AHL)
The most experienced player in camp by far, Lindberg is in town to get familiarized with the Penguins organization. The two-way forward with good size was acquired in the Derick Brassard trade last year, but finished out the season with his AHL club in Chicago.
Height: 5-11Weight: 170Age: 23
Last year: 16 goals, 23 assists, 44 games, Michigan Tech (NCAA)
Skilled forward led Michigan Tech in scoring as a junior last season.
Height: 6-3Weight: 201Age: 21
Last year: 6 goals-11 assists, 28 games, Cornell (NCAA)
Power forward has six goals in each of his first two seasons at Cornell.
Height: 6-1Weight: 174Age: 18
Last year: 25 goals-34 assists, 29 games, Thayer Academy (HS)
Northeastern recruit was a high school linemate of Flyers draft pick Jay O’Brien.
Height: 6-0Weight: 197Age: 21
Last year: 36 goals-56 assists, 63 games, London/Niagara (OHL)
Power forward signed out of last year’s prospect camp ready for pro duty after 36-goal season.
Height: 6-0Weight: 185Age: 21
Last year: 8 goals-15 assists, 51 games, Brynas (Sweden)
Heady center has been productive in Sweden’s top league despite limited role.
Height: 6-4Weight: 214Age: 18
Last year: 18 goals-17 assists, 66 games, Hamilton/Flint (OHL)
Center with good size was a candidate to be drafted last weekend.
Height: 5-10Weight: 167Age: 18
Last year: 16 goals-22 assists, 70 games, Kamloops (WHL)
Small but tenacious forward could be an undrafted sleeper prospect.
Height: 6-7Weight: 225Age: 20
Last year: 1 goal-4 assists, 33 games, St. Lawrence (NCAA)
The production wasn’t there as a college freshman, but the size is undeniably intriguing.
Height: 6-2Weight: 190Age: 23
Last year: 10 goals-19 assists, 32 games, Harvard (NCAA)
Productive forward will be a captain at Harvard in the fall.
Height: 6-0Weight: 183Age: 18
Last year: 25-12-4, 3.08, .903, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
Not a big goalie, but he’s competitive and well-rounded.
Height: 6-2Weight: 209Age: 19
Last year: 9-26-9, 4.01, .895, Saint John (QMJHL)
Signed out of development camp last year, then returned to a Saint John that struggled.
Height: 6-0Weight: 165Age: 20
Last year: 18-11-4, 2.91, .912, Princeton (NCAA)
Strong freshman year at Princeton made him a name to remember.
Height: 6-2Weight: 183Age: 19
Last year: 18-9-5, 2.86, .908, North Bay (OHL)
Size and athleticism makes him a solid prospect.
* — in camp on tryout