June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Derrick Pouliot puts on a jersey while standing next to Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux after being selected as the number eight overall draft pick to the Penguins in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pens Rookie Tournament Set For September 5th


Starting next Thursday, September 5th, the Pittsburgh Penguins will begin a three-game rookie tournament at Budweiser Gardens in London – according to the team’s website.

The Pens are set to bring along 26 of their homegrown prospects, and they’ll be competing against three other NHL clubs — the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Pittsburgh will carry fourteen forwards, nine defensemen and three goalies.


  • Cameron Brace, RW
  • Jean-Sebastien Dea, C
  • Bobby Farnham, LW
  • Tom Kuhnhackl, LW
  • Matia Marcantuoni, C
  • Jayson Megna, C
  • Richard Nejezchleb, RW
  • Adam Payerl, RW
  • Liam O’Brien, RW
  • Connor Rankin, LW
  • Carter Rowney, RW
  • Scott Simmonds, LW
  • Cody Sylvester, LW
  • Dominik Uher, LW


  • Nick D’Agostino
  • Brian Dumoulin
  • Scott Harrington
  • Olli Maatta
  • Reid McNeill
  • Derrick Pouliot
  • Harrison Ruopp
  • Philip Samuelsson
  • Clark Seymour


  • Eric Hartzell
  • Tristan Jarry
  • Matt Murray

Harrington and Maatta should be familiar with the arena they’ll be playing in because it’s the one they played in the past two seasons.

Playing for the London Knights the past couple years, Harrington and Maatta helped guide them to back-to-back Ontario Hockey League Championships.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pens’ head coach John Hynes will lead the squad, and he will be aided by coach Alain Nasreddine — who is the assistant coach for WBS.

Pittsburgh is set to play Ottawa in their first game on Thursday (Sept. 5th) at 2 p.m., Toronto on Saturday (Sept. 7th) at 7 p.m., and Chicago on Sunday (Sept. 8th) at 2 p.m.

All the games can be heard live via Penguins Radio 24/7.

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