Pittsburgh Penguins Midseason Grades: The New Additions

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Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing

David Perron

(39) prior to the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Consol Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

David Perron #39

The most recent addition to the Pittsburgh Penguins has been wing David Perron. Throughout the beginning of his career Perron has suffered by playing on teams, which really were not any good. He entered the league at 18 and has played six seasons for the St. Louis Blues and the past two with the Edmonton Oilers.

“Known as a slick, skilled and at times physical forward” – Dan Wingard

He was acquired four games ago and has been a viable top six wing for Sidney Crosby. Prior to the Penguins 7-2 win over the Minnesota Wild, Perron had one goal through three games. Well, he finally has found chemistry with Crosby and it showed as he piled on two goals and an assist during the Penguins most recent win.

Dan Wingard – A-

Scott Engstrom – A

Michael Pityk – A

Overall Grade: A

Since joining the Pittsburgh Penguins, David Perron has been a valuable asset and the best part is he is under contract next season. Get used to seeing 39 skating with 87 and 71.