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Penguins invite 55 players to Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Penguins will report for training camp on Friday, Sept. 16, and will take the ice for the first time on Saturday at CONSOL Energy Center.
Fifty-five players (32 forwards; 18 defensemen; 5 goaltenders) will report and undergo physicals and testing on Friday.
The Penguins’ first two practice dates – Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 – will be open to the public free of charge at CONSOL Energy Center with free parking available in the CONSOL Energy Center surface lots on a first-come, first-served basis.
Gates will open to the general public at 8:45 a.m. both days. Fans can enter CONSOL Energy Center via the Trib Total Media, American Eagle or Verizon Gates.
As of now, the Penguins have not invited any veterans on tryouts to camp. 2011 first round pick Joe Morrow and 2011 second round pick Scott Harrington are among the notables from the 2011 draft class invited to camp.
DEFENSEMEN (18)
Robert Bortuzzo 41 D R 6-4 207 03/18/1989 (22) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 79 4 22 26 111 NHL Round 3 (78th overall) 2007 Draft
Simon Despres 47 D L 6-4 229 07/27/1991(20) Saint John (QMJHL) 47 13 28 41 54 NHL Round 1 (30th overall) 2009 Draft
Deryk Engelland 5 D R 6-2 202 04/03/1982 (29) Pittsburgh (NHL) 63 3 7 10 123 NHL Signed as free agent 07/16/2007
Alex Grant 52 D R 6-3 200 01/20/1989 (22) Wheeling (ECHL) 14 3 2 5 6 NHL Round 4 (118th overall) 2007 Draft
Scott Harrington 78 D L 6-1 197 03/10/1993 (18) London (OHL) 67 6 16 22 51 NHL Round 2 (54th overall) 2011 Draft
Kris Letang 58 D R 6-0 201 04/24/1987 (24) Pittsburgh (NHL) 82 8 42 50 101 NHL Round 3 (62nd overall) 2005 Draft
Ben Lovejoy 6 D R 6-2 215 02/20/1984 (27) Pittsburgh (NHL) 47 3 14 17 48 NHL Signed as free agent 07/07/2008
Paul Martin 7 D L 6-1 200 03/05/1981 (30) Pittsburgh (NHL) 77 3 21 24 16 NHL Signed as free agent 07/01/2010
Zbynek Michalek 4 D R 6-2 210 12/23/1982 (28) Pittsburgh (NHL) 73 5 14 19 30 NHL Signed as free agent 07/01/2010
Joey Mormina 53 D L 6-6 230 06/29/1982 (28) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 50 2 9 11 44 AHL
Joe Morrow 70 D L 6-1 202 12/09/1992 (18) Portland (WHL) 60 9 40 49 67 NHL Round 1 (23rd overall) 2011 Draft
Matt Niskanen 2 D R 6-0 200 12/06/1986 (24) Dallas (NHL) 45 0 6 6 30 NHL Trade with Dallas 2/21/2011 Pittsburgh (NHL) 18 1 3 4 20
Brooks Orpik 44 D L 6-2 219 09/26/1980 (30) Pittsburgh (NHL) 63 1 12 13 66 NHL Round 1 (18th overall) 2000 Draft
Alexandre Picard 54 D L 6-2 220 07/05/1985 (26) Montreal (NHL) 43 3 5 8 17 NHL Signed as free agent 07/05/2011
Philip Samuelsson 55 D L 6-2 192 07/26/1991 (20) Boston College (H-E) 39 4 12 16 72 NHL Round 2 (61st overall) 2009 Draft
Carl Sneep 59 D R 6-4 210 11/05/1987 (23) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 61 4 13 17 39 NHL Round 2 (32nd overall) 2006 Draft
Brian Strait 37 D L 6-1 200 01/04/1988 (23) Pittsburgh (NHL) 3 0 0 0 0 NHL Round 3 (65th overall) 2006 Draft W-B/Scranton (AHL) 75 2 8 10 49
Boris Valabik 3 D L 6-7 255 02/14/1986 (25) Chicago (AHL) 49 0 9 9 165 NHL Signed as free agent 07/03/2011
FORWARDS (32)
Craig Adams 27 RW R 6-0 197 04/26/1977 (34) Pittsburgh (NHL) 80 4 11 15 76 NHL Claimed off waivers from CHI 03/04/2009
Arron Asham 45 RW R 5-11 205 04/13/1978 (33) Pittsburgh (NHL) 44 5 6 11 46 NHL Signed as free agent 08/20/2010
Matt Cooke 24 LW L 5-11 205 09/07/1978 (32) Pittsburgh (NHL) 67 12 18 30 129 NHL Signed as free agent 07/05/2008
Ryan Craig 23 C L 6-2 220 01/06/1982 (29) Pittsburgh (NHL) 6 0 0 0 22 NHL Signed as free agent 07/02/2010
Sidney Crosby 87 C L 5-11 200 08/07/1987 (24) Pittsburgh (NHL) 41 32 34 66 31 NHL Round 1 (1st overall) 2005 Draft
Brandon DeFazio 74 LW L 6-1 200 09/13/1988 (23) Wheeling (ECHL)
Pascal Dupuis 9 RW L 6-1 205 04/07/1979 (32) Pittsburgh (NHL) 81 17 20 37 59 NHL Trade with Atlanta 02/26/2008
Brian Gibbons 57 C L 5-8 168 02/26/1988 (23) Boston College (H-E) 39 18 33 51 79 NHL Signed as free agent 4/2011
Dustin Jeffrey 15 C L 6-3 199 02/27/1988 (23) Pittsburgh (NHL) 25 7 5 12 5 NHL Round 6 (171st overall) 2007 Draft
Nick Johnson 28 RW R 6-1 183 12/24/1985 (25) Pittsburgh (NHL) 4 1 2 3 5 NHL Round 3 (67th overall) 2004 Draft
Tyler Kennedy 48 RW R 5-11 183 07/15/1986 (25) Pittsburgh (NHL) 80 21 24 45 37 NHL Round 4 (99th overall) 2004 Draft
Tom Kuhnhackl 64 RW L 6-2 185 01/21/1992 (19) Windsor (OHL) 63 39 29 68 47 NHL Round 4 (110th overall) 2010 Draft
Chris Kunitz 14 LW L 6-0 193 09/26/1979 (31) Pittsburgh (NHL) 66 23 25 48 47 NHL Trade with Anaheim 2/26/2009
Bryan Lerg 69 LW L 5-10 175 01/20/1986 (25) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 65 15 17 32
Mark Letestu 10 C R 5-11 195 02/04/1985 (26) Pittsburgh (NHL) 64 14 13 27 12 NHL Signed as free agent 03/22/2007
Steve MacIntyre 33 LW L 6-5 250 08/08/1980 (31) Edmonton (NHL) 34 0 1 1 93 NHL Signed as free agent 07/12/2011
Evgeni Malkin 71 C L 6-3 195 07/31/1986 (25) Pittsburgh (NHL) 43 15 22 37 18 NHL Round 1 (2nd overall) 2004 Draft
Colin McDonald 38 RW R 6-3 205 09/30/1984 (26) Oklahoma City (AHL) 80 42 16 58 63 NHL Signed as free agent 07/01/2011
James Neal 18 LW L 6-2 208 09/03/1987 (24) Pittsburgh (NHL)
Richard Park 12 RW R 5-11 190 05/27/1976 (35) Geneve (Swiss) 47 15 19 34 16 NHL Signed as free agent 09/08/11
Nick Petersen 40 RW R 6-2 199 05/27/1989 (22) Wheeling (ECHL) 40 24 33 57 30 NHL Round 4 (121st overall) 2009 Draft
Zach Sill 51 C L 6-0 200 05/04/1988 (23) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 80 11 19 30 85 NHL Signed as free agent 5/16/11
Jordan Staal 11 C L 6-4 220 09/10/1988 (23) Pittsburgh (NHL) 42 11 19 30 24 NHL Round 1 (2nd overall) 2006 Draft
Ben Street 62 C L 5-11 185 02/13/1987 (24) Wheeling (ECHL) 38 24 27 51 10 PTO W-B/Scranton (AHL) 36 12 11 23 8
Steve Sullivan 26 LW R 5-8 161 07/06/1974 (37) Nashville (NHL) 44 10 12 22 28 NHL Signed as free agent 07/01/2011
Eric Tangradi 25 LW L 6-4 232 02/10/1989 (22) Pittsburgh (NHL) 15 1 2 3 10 NHL Trade with Anaheim 2/26/2009 W-B/Scranton (AHL) 42 18 15 33 86
Paul Thompson 56 RW R 6-1 201 11/30/1988 (22) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 6 1 2 3 2 NHL Signed as free agent 3/2011 New Hampshire (H-E) 39 28 24 52 30
Dominik Uher 76 C L 6-0 188 12/31/1992 (18) Spokane (WHL) 65 21 39 60 60 UDC Round 5 (144th overall) 2011
Keven Veilleux 42 RW R 6-5 221 06/27/1989 (22) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 66 12 24 36 122 NHL Round 2 (51st overall) 2007 Draft
Joe Vitale 46 C R 5-11 205 08/20/1985 (26) Pittsburgh (NHL) 9 1 1 2 13 NHL Round 7 (195th overall) 2005 Draft
Geoff Walker 67 RW R 6-3 225 12/09/1987 (23) W-B/Scranton (AHL) 70 11 19 30 102 AHL
Jason Williams 19 C R 5-11 192 08/11/1980 (31) Dallas (NHL) 27 2 3 5 6 NHL Signed as free agent 07/25/2011 Hartford (AHL) 17 4 5 9 10
GOALTENDERS (5)
Marc-Andre Fleury
Brent Johnson
Patrick Killeen
Scott Munroe
Brad Thiessen

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