Every one of the players released — all being forwards — participated in this past weekends rookie tournament, held in London, Ontario. Pittsburgh lost all three of their contests.
The skaters released were Cameron Brace, Richard Nejezchleb, Liam O’Brien, Connor Rankin, Carter Rowney, Scott Simmonds and Cody Sylvester — none of which have any National Hockey League experience.
Sylvester is probably the lone surprise, considering he scored the teams only goal in the first game of the rookie tournament against Ottawa.
Stay tuned as more cuts are expected to occur.