The Pittsburgh Penguins will host a prospect growth camp subsequent week, September 18-21, at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry.

Twenty-four prospects will convene for the four-day camp which options on-ice classes every day. For a full camp roster which is made up of 14 forwards, seven defensemen, and three goaltenders, please click here.

Notable attendees embrace forwards Sam Poulin (1st spherical, 2019) and Nathan Legare (third spherical, 2019), who just lately completed their junior hockey careers, in addition to Drew O’Connor (free agent), who appeared in 10 video games for Pittsburgh final season.

It can even mark the first likelihood for followers to see 2021 draft picks Isaac Belliveau (fifth spherical) and Ryan McCleary (seventh spherical), and goaltender Filip Lindberg who was signed to an entry-level contract on July 28, 2021.

Also attending are two gamers on newbie tryout contracts – ahead Josh Williams and goaltender Brett Brochu. Williams, 20, accomplished his fourth season in the QMJHL final yr with the Edmonton Oil Kings and was second on the staff and tied for 14th in the QMJHL with 30 factors (17G-13A) in 22 video games. Brochu, 18, appeared in a single recreation for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League in 2020-21. He was set to play for the London Knights of the OHL, however the OHL’s season was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Development camp kicks off on Saturday, September 18 with a pair of practices. A expertise session with skating and expertise growth coach Ty Hennes will likely be held from 10:00-10:45 AM, adopted by a apply from 11:00-11:45 AM led by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach J.D. Forrest.

Sunday’s schedule will likely be the similar as Day 1, whereas Monday’s schedule will embrace apply at 10:00 AM, after which a second apply session with “small area games competition” at 11:00 AM. The ultimate day of camp on Tuesday, September 21 will function a apply, after which a full scrimmage with a number of 5-on-5, 4-on-4, and 3-on-3 eventualities.

All practices, together with the ultimate scrimmage, are open to the public and freed from cost.

As in earlier years, the Penguins’ growth camp will function quite a lot of off-ice displays and actions targeted on serving to gamers transition to changing into an expert athlete.

Below is the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2021 Development Camp Practice Schedule at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex:

Saturday, September 18

10:00 AM – Skills Session

11:00 AM – Practice

Sunday, September 19

10:00 AM – Skills Session

11:00 AM – Practice

Monday, September 20

10:00 AM – Practice

11:00 AM – Practice (small space video games competitors)

Tuesday, September 21

10:00 AM – Practice

11:00 AM – Scrimmage

Pittsburgh’s 2021 coaching camp will start with the first on-ice session on Thursday, September 23. A full schedule and camp roster will likely be launched at a later date.



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