Dec 14, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin (8) skates with the puck against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins Invite Prospects To Development Camp

The Pittsburgh Penguins will commence their annual prospect development camp on Jul. 15, and have reportedly invited 37 players to attend, according to the Pens’ Twitter handle and website.

All of Pittsburgh’s top prospects are expected to be present, except for highly-touted defenseman Derrick Pouliot, who will attend, but is still nursing a surgically repaired shoulder and is unable to participate in on-ice activities – per Pens’ website.

Here’s the complete list of prospects – per Pens’ website:

  • F, Anthony Angello
  • F, Josh Archibald
  • D, Dane Birks
  • F, Teddy Blueger
  • D, Alex Bloak
  • F, Blaine Byron
  • D, Nick D’Agostino
  • F, Jean Sebastien-Dea
  • D, Brian Dumoulin
  • F, Jake Guentzel
  • D, Scott Harrington
  • G, Jake Hildebrand
  • G, Tristan Jarry
  • F, Troy Josephs
  • F, Kasperi Kapanen
  • F, Tom Kuhnhackl
  • F, Sam Lafferty
  • F, Nick Lappin
  • F, Jaden Lindo
  • F, Matia Marcantuoni
  • G, Stephen Mastalerz
  • F, Brad McClure
  • D, Reid McNeill
  • G, Matt Murray
  • F, Adam Payerl
  • D, Derrick Pouliot
  • D, Daniel Renouf
  • D, Harrison Ruopp
  • F, Bryan Rust
  • D, Ryan Segalla
  • D, Clark Seymour
  • F, Conor Sheary
  • F, Oskar Sundqvist
  • D, Jeff Taylor
  • F, Dominik Uher
  • F, Scott Wilson
  • F, Anton Zlobin

Out of the bunch, the prospects to keep an eye on are Josh Archibald, Brian Dumoulin, Scott Harrington, Tristan Jarry, Brad McClure, and Anton Zlobin.

Archibald was a Hobey Baker Award nominee this past season for Nebraska-Omaha University, and possesses the scoring skills to make it at the NHL level.

Dumoulin and Harrington are both highly-regarded defensive prospects who are just mere minutes away from permanently slotting on the Penguins’ blue-line. Both are second round selections, and their outlook is extremely promising.

Jarry was the Pens’ second round pick in 2013, and is coming off a season where his team, the Edmonton Oil Kings, captured the Memorial Cup title, and nearly led the entire Western Hockey League (WHL) in every category for goaltenders. Jarry is Pittsburgh’s future netminder – no doubt about it.

McClure and Zlobin are very intriguing forward prospects in their own rights.

McClure is coming off a phenomenal campaign with the Penticton Vees, where he registered 80 points (41G, 39A) in just 58 contests, which was good for fourth in the entire British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). He also added 21 points (10G, 11A) in 11 playoff tilts, which ranked him tied for third in the league.

Zlobin opened eyes this past postseason playing for Pittsburgh’s minor-league affiliate, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Potting three game-winning tallies, Zlobin finished tied for fourth on the team with 10 points (6G, 4A), and showed how clutch he can be in the later stages of a pivotal tilt. Zlobin has an outside shot at making the roster this September.

These are just a few to watch out for, but, obviously, there are a handful of others with promising futures.

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