Apr 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Beau Bennett Going To AHL All-Star Classic


It has been confirmed that Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ forward Beau Bennett will play for the Eastern Conference in the AHL All-Star Classic later this month – according to the team’s website.

Leading the WBS Penguins with 24 points, Bennett was a prime choice for the honor.  The Penguins 2010 first round selection will now represent one of 12 rookies selected to play in the event on Jan. 27-28.

The Pittsburgh Penguins had just sent Bennett back to WBS after he was unable to hold a roster spot at the end of training camp.  The prized winger showed off his skills a couple days ago in the ‘Black and Gold’ scrimmage, where he scored on Marc-Andre Fleury stick-side.

You can acknowledge what the organization sees in him from the re-assignment.

Knowing the type of season he was already having in WBS, the Penguins want him to finish out in the AHL.  After stating that the Pens should consider keeping Bennett at the NHL level, you realize the team has outstanding depth.

The team probably wants to see him build more strength considering his recent wrist injury.  So with that in mind, Bennett now has time to develop his game before he makes the next step.

Catch Beau Bennett in the AHL All-Star Classic, Jan. 27-28.

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