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Insider Only Prospect rankings by position based on peformance during Penguins Development Camp

By Dave Fryer, Contributor to
Below are the Inside Pittsburgh Sports rankings of the players that participated in the 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp. The rankings are broken out by position and encompass all five days of on-ice activity, concluding with the scrimmage on the final day. Small consideration was given to a player’s potential, but the rankings are largely based on the player’s actual performance on the ice compared to his peers during the week.
1. Brian Dumoulin – nearly NHL-ready; improved offensive skills
2. Olli Maatta – dynamic skills; The top prospect in the organization, most upside of all the D
3. Scott Harrington – steady as it comes; reliable in D zone & with puck
4. Derrick Pouliot – no limit to his offensive talents; future NHLer
5. Philip Samuelsson – defensive stalwart; physical presence
6. Reid McNeill – vastly improved; big body and uses it well
7. Ryan Segalla – flashy skills; still very raw
8. Harrison Ruopp – big hitter; short on puck skills
9. Nick D’Agostino – non-descript but steady
10. Alex Boak – aggressive style; strong competitor
11. Dane Birks – very young; lots of potential
12. Clark Seymour – big frame and booming shot
1. Eric Hartzell – balanced approach; strong work ethic
2. Matt Murray – tremendous upside; prone to inconsistencies
3. Sean Maguire – efficient and reliable; not overly agile
4. Tristan Jarry – raw talents; very athletic
1. Adam Payerl – significantly improved; strong, north-south game
2. Jayson Megna – great speed; makes plays in all 3 zones
3. Tom Kuhnhackl – great set of skills; poised to break-thru
4. Oskar Sundqvist – raw talent; most potential among forwards
5. Jean-Sebastien Dea – offensive star; only weakness is his size

6. Bryan Rust – nose for the net; hard-working and responsible
7. Dominik Uher – improved shooter; potential as a grinder
8. Teddy Blueger – good puck skills; not yet strong enough
9. Scott Wilson – offensive catalyst; good scoring touch
10. Jake Guentzel – great puck skills and skating ability; small
11. Matia Marcantuoni – tremendous speed; lacks ability to finish
12. Richard Nejezchleb – untapped potential; great size
13. Carter Rowney – good size; potential as a playmaker
14. Tyler Barnes – hard-working, gritty player
15. Troy Josephs – smooth and athletic; long-term project
16. Blaine Byron – good hands; needs to add size
17. Garnet Hathaway – good passing skills
18. Matt Lane – simple style with decent speed
19. A.J. White – checking-line potential at AHL pro level
20. Grant Opperman – small and unrefined
1. Anton Zlobin – forward; strong offensive potential
2. Josh Archibald – forward; great speed and work ethic

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