Prospect and RFA RD Lukas Bengtsson Signs In The SHL

Penguins prospect and pending RFA Lukas Bengtsson has signed with Linkoping of the Swedish Hockey League. An undersized defensman, Bengtsson had strong skating and a surprisingly robust defensive game to supplement his obvious puck moving ability. Rumors of his desire to head back to the SHL surfaced in early April, but nothing had come to fruition until today. This is disappointing but understandable news. His … Continue reading Prospect and RFA RD Lukas Bengtsson Signs In The SHL

Penguins sign LD Juuso Riikola to ELC

The Penguins have signed Finnish D Juuso Riikola to a 1 year Entry Level Contract. The 24 year old measures in at 6’0 and 190 pounds, and possesses strong leadership ability as he has served as an alternate captain for KalPa since he was 21 years old. In his previous 3 seasons while serving as an alternate, he has skated the most time on ice … Continue reading Penguins sign LD Juuso Riikola to ELC

Penguins Sign Anthony Angello to ELC

Standing at a hulking 6’5, 213 pounds, Anthony Angello’s college career at Cornell came to an end when the junior signed a 2 year ELC that begins in 18-19, with Angello joining Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an ATO for the remainder of the season. A 5th round pick in the 2014 draft, Angello immediately paid dividends with an 11 goal, 13 assists freshman season, followed by a … Continue reading Penguins Sign Anthony Angello to ELC

March Prospect Review

Time to recap how March (and a bit of April because I’m doing this late) went for the Penguins prospects. There’ll be some updates as well on the contract statuses of a few guys. Forwards: Jordy Bellerive, 5’10, 194 (UDFA, 2017) – Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) Finishing the regular season as captain, top scorer and the highest number of PIMs for Lethbridge gives you a very … Continue reading March Prospect Review

Penguins sign 2014 draft pick Sam Lafferty to ELC

The Penguins signed 2014 4th round pick Sam Lafferty to a 3 year ELC starting on July 1st with an ATO to play in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the remainder of the season. The Holidaysburg, PA native spent the last 4 years playing at Brown University and put forth two strong years in his junior and senior year. While the point total may not be especially impressive, … Continue reading Penguins sign 2014 draft pick Sam Lafferty to ELC

February prospect review

Time to recap the month of February. We lose Filip Gustavsson as he was moved to Ottawa in the Brassard trade. I’m opting to lose Aston-Reese given his impression at the NHL level, and I’m also choosing not to reinclude Simon even though he is technically re-assigned. I’m not going to include either of the prospects acquired in the Brassard deal as they have been … Continue reading February prospect review

WBS Results Recap: Wednesday 17th January

JS Dea has been recalled which is well deserved as he’ll likely serve as the 13th forward for the Penguins west coast road trip. Wydo also went down and back up with the ECHL, as he’s becoming very familiar with. No injury updates. Wednesday Night (1/17/2018) Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Home) – 4-1 Win Quinney slides in to Dea’s spot on the top line, and Smith … Continue reading WBS Results Recap: Wednesday 17th January

WBS Results Recap: Weekend of January 14th

Reid Gardiner was sent back down to Wheeling after being a healthy scratch, while Casey DeSmith returns to Pittsburgh which results in Adam Morrison being signed to another PTO to serve as the backup through the Canadian trip with some of the fathers coming along for the trip. Gage Quinney has returned from his day to day injury and Tom Kostopoulos appeared at practice in … Continue reading WBS Results Recap: Weekend of January 14th