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Insider Only Prospect Roundup: Maatta, Harrington combine for 3 assists and +4 rating Friday’s 8-2 win

PROSPECT UPDATES on Harrington, Maatta, Zlobin & Murray
London Knights captain Scott Harrington (TIOPS No. 3 ranked prospect), the Penguins 2011 second round pick, had an assist and was a +3 in the Knights 8-2 win over the Erie Otters in Friday’s regular season opener.
Harrington’s teammate, Olli Maatta (TIOPS No. 4 ranked prospect), the Penguins first round pick in 2012, had 2 assists and a +1 rating in the win. Maatta this week was named an assistant captain for the Knights.

London next plays Sunday afternoon vs Guelph.
ZLOBIN PICKS UP ASSIST IN LOSS
Following a strong Canada-Russian series that has a lot of scouts talking about him as a possible rising prospect in the Penguins system, Anton Zlobin (TIOPS No. 22 Ranked Prospect) of the Val-d’Or, Foreurs of the QMJHL, had a strong preseason with 4 goals and 5 assists in four preseason games.
Val-d’Or opened up regular season play last night and Zlobin had an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to Victoriaville. Zlobin was 0 for 1 in shootout.
MURRAY RECORDS WIN IN SEASON OPENER
Goaltender Matt Murray (TIOPS No. 29 ranked prospect) the Penguins 2012 3rd round pick, started the opener for Sault Ste Marie Friday night and got the win stopping 37 of 42 saves in the Greyhounds 6-5 win over Plymouth.
SEPTEMBER PROSPECT RANKINGS (Top-30)
1. D Joe Morrow | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2011 1st rd pick |
2. D Simon Despres | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2009 1st rd pick |
3. D Scott Harrington | London Knights | 2011 2nd rd pick |  1 GP – 0 G – 1 A – 1 Pts – +3 |
4. D Olli Maatta | London Knights | 2012 1st rd pick |  1 GP – 0 G – 2 A – 2 Pts – +1 |
5. D Derrick Pouliot | Portland Winterhawks | 2012 1st rd pick |  1 GP – 0 G – 0 A – 0 Pts |
6. RW Beau Bennett | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2010 1st rd pick |
7. D Brian Dumuolin | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | Acq from CAR |
8. C Teddy Blueger | Minnesota State | 2012 2nd rd pick |
9. LW Tom Kuhnhackl | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2010 4th round pick |
10. D Robert Bortuzzo | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2007 3rd round pick |
11. D Nick D’agostino | Cornell | 2008 7th rd pick |
12. F Kenny Agostino | Yale | 2010 5th rd pick |
13. F Dominik Uher | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2011 5th rd pick |
14. D Carl Sneep | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2006 2nd rd pick |
15. D Philip Samuelsson | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2009 2nd rd pick |
16. F Keven Veilleux | Wilkes Barre/Scranton| 2007 2nd rd pick |
17. C Oscar Sundqvist | Skellefteå AIK | 2012 3rd rd pick |
18. LW Ben Hanowski | St. Cloud State | 2009 3rd rd pick |
19. F Josh Archibald | Nebraska-Omaha| 2011 6th rd pick |
20. LW Scott Wilson | UMass-Lowell |2011 7th rd pick |
21. RW Matia Marcantuoni | Kitchener Rangers | 2012 4th rd pick |
22. RW Anton Zlobin | Val-d’Or | 2012 6th rd pick |  1 GP – 0 G – 1 A – 1 Pts |
23. D Alex Grant | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2007 4th rd pick |
24. D Reid McNeill | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | 2010 6h rd pick |
25. C Zach Sill | Wilkes Barre/Scranton |UDFA |
26. D Alex Velischek | Providence College | 2009 5th rd pick |
27. RW Paul Thompson | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | UDFA |
28. G Matthew Murray | Sault Ste. Marie | 2012 3rd rd pick | 1-1-0, 4.97 GAA, .881 SV%
29. F Jason Megna | Wilkes Barre/Scranton | UDFA |
30. F Bryan Rust | Notre Dame | 2010 3rd rd pick |
31. D Clark Seymour | Peterborough Petes | 2012 5th rd pick |  1 GP – 0 G – 1 A – 1 Pts – 9 PIM –
32. D Harrison Ruopp | Prince Albert Raiders | acq from PHX | 1 GP – 0 G – 0 A – 0 Pts -1 |
33. G Sean MaGuire | 2012 4th rd pick |

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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