Penguins rookies fall in tournament opener |

Penguins rookies fall in tournament opener

Adam Johnson and Connor Roberts scored goals as a team of Penguins prospects suffered a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins in the opening game of a rookie tournament Friday in Buffalo.

The Penguins will face the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon and the host Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

Johnson, 24, is one of the most accomplished prospects on the Penguins rookie tournament roster. An undrafted free agent out of Minnesota-Duluth, the speedy left wing had 31 points in 70 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.

Roberts is a 6-foot-4, undrafted 18-year-old winger who had 35 points in the Ontario Hockey League last season.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan at [email protected] or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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