LIVE UPDATES FROM CONSOL (Scouting report on second through fourth picks)
FOURTH ROUND PICK (No. 113)
Position: Goaltender | Catches Left
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 200 lbs
Born: Feb 2, 1993
Powell River, BC
The Penguins added their second goaltender of the team ins election Sean Maguire with the No. 113 overall selection. Maguire who is committed to Boston University, was 17-12-1 with a 2.33 GAA and .913 save percentage last season for the Powell River Kings. Maguire was the No. 28th ranked North American goaltender.
Maguire was the Gold Medal starting goalie for Team Canada West at the World Jr. A Challenge in Langley B.C. in November of 2011. Maguire was also named the WJAC Tournaments Top Goaltender ahead of the top two ranked NHL Central Scouting international goaltenders.
FOURTH ROUND PICK (No. 92)
Position: Forward | Shoots: R
Height 6-0 | Weight: 196 lbs
For the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, The 5-foot-11, 194-pound center had 9 goals, 14 points and a plus-2 rating in 24 games for the Rangers this season. Marcantuoni through was injured and lost for the season in January. Marcantuoni went from No. 42 in the mid-term rankings to No. 59 in the final central scouting rankings. He is the highest ranked player selected by the Penguins. As a rookie in 2010-11, the Toronto native had 11 goals, 27 points and a minus-7 rating in 42 contests. Marcantuoni is regarded as one of the purest skaters in the draft. He is regarded as being explosive, powerful, and physical. Scouts feel he already has an NHL shot. The Penguins got great value in the fourth round.
THIRD ROUND PICK (No. 83)
Position: Goaltender | Catches Left
Height: 6â4â³ | Weight: 159
Born: May 25, 1994
Thunder Bay, Ontario
The Penguins have a big need to start developing a goaltender in their system and Pittsburgh selected goaltender Matthew Murray with the No. 83 overall selection. Murray is the No. 18th ranked North American goaltender as the team continues to go off the board. Murray does not have great numbers, as he went 13-19-0-1, with a 4.08 goals-against average and an .876% save percentage in 36 games for Sault St. Marie of the OHL.
Murray though greatly improved his stock with his performance for Canada in the under-18 World Championships. Murray helped Canada win bronze, posting a 2.72 goals-against average and a .910% save percentage. Murray is regarded as having an NHL frame and excellent quickness. His rebound control though is suspect. He is regarded as a great competitor.
THIRD ROUND PICK (No. 81)
Position: Center | Shoots: L
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 187 lbs
The Pittsburgh Penguins selected center Oskar Sundqvist in the second round with the No. 81 overall selection. Sundqvist is a big two-way defensive minded center who is regarded as having a two-way commitment and offensive upside. The Penguins added goaltender Matthew Murray with the No. 83 overall selection.
10:25 A.M. SECOND ROUND PICK (No. 83)
Position: Center | Shoots: Left
Height: 6′ 0″ | Weight: 171
Born: August 15, 1994
Birthplace: Riga, LVA
Drafted: PIT (2nd Round / 52nd Overall)
The Pittsburgh Penguins selected Shattuck-St. Mary’s center Theodor Blueger (6-0, 171lbs) with the No. 52nd overall selection in the NHL entry draft.
Pittsburgh went off the board to select Blueger who is the No. 116th ranked North American Skater. Blueger dropped from the No. 69 ranked player in the mid-term rankings to No. 116 in Central Scoutings final rankings.
Blueger had 24 goals – 64 assists – 88 points in 51 games last season. For Lativa in the World Championships under 20-‘s, Blueger had 3 points in six games. The Penguins continue to target players who have played in big time competition.
Blueger is regarded as an offensive threat and has great hands and playmaking ability. Pittsburgh selects No. 81 and No. 83 in the third round.