DEVELOPMENT CAMP: FORWARDS The Penguins development camp gets underway tomorrow and runs from Tuesday through Saturday. Saturday’s scrimmage at 3:00 p.m. is open to the public. We’ll provide extensive coverage of the camp starting tomorrow and throughout the week. Here’s a look at the forward group: FORWARDS (21) Scott Wilson, 2011 7th round pick, RW Born: 04/24/1992 (21) | 5-11, 185 | Profile: 2011 7th round pick, Wilson has the ability to become a late round gem. He’s a fast rising prospect in the Penguins system who scouts feel has NHL potential. Wilson plays the Penguins way in that he’s tenacious and is a very good hitter for a player his size. He had 16 goals and 38 points in 41 games for Umass-Lowell (HE) in 2012-2013 and had a standout freshman season in 2011-12, posting 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points in 37 games. Teddy Blueger, 2012Read More »
PRINCETON, N.J. – Patrick Killeen of the Wheeling Nailers is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Oct. 15-17. The 20 year old was 1-0-0 with a goals against average of 0.00 and a save percentage of 1.000 in two appearances against North Division rival Toledo. He turned aside 14 of 14 shots on Friday after entering the game at the start of thesecond period and then made 33 saves in his firstprofessional start in a 6-0 win on Saturday.
Triple-A Report: Walker in position for a callup It’s crucial year for 2004 1st round pick Neil Walker who in the eyes of the Pirates organization is in a make or break year. The Pirates are hopeful to develop Walker in a utility who can fill a void at 4 or 5 positions and thus far the team has been pleased with his progress this season. Through 20 games, Walker has seen time at 2B, 3B, RF, LF and the former first round pick is off to a strong start. Walker capped off a two-run rally Wednesday night, in the top of the ninth inning with a one-out RBI single as Indianapolis Indians overcame an early 9-3 deficit to defeat the Pawtucket Red Sox 10-9. Walker who started in left field, went 4-for-4 with including 3 RBI’s and was a triple shy from hitting for the cycle. He had twoRead More »
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Casey Pierro-Zabotel (6-2, 210 lbs) to a three-year entry-level contract through 2012, the team announced today. Zabotel, 20, led the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League with 115 points (36 goals, 79 assists) along with a plus-62 rating in 72 contests this season. He was awarded the Bob Clarke Trophy as the leading scorer in the WHL with 115 points and was named the WHL Western Conference Player of the Year. Zabotel is regarded as the Penguins #5 prospect and will report to Wilkes Barre. Zabotel is one of the few prospects in the Penguins system that has top 6 forward potential, but jury isn’t out on Zabotel just yet. He has dominated in the WHL against younger players and will begin the 2009-2010 season in Wilkes Barre.