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Insider Only Rookie Tournament: Tracking Penguins prospects through two games

The Pittsburgh Penguins have started 2-0 in the Rookie Tournament, notching a 4-3 win vs the Senators prospects on Saturday and a 5-4 shootout win today vs Chicago.
Among the standouts in the tournament offensively include J.S. Dea, Josh Archibald and Anton Zlobin.
Dea has had a dominant tournament, while I’m getting lots of positive feedback on Archibald who reminds some team officials of Jayson Megna in the way he uses his speed on the forecheck. Archibald, though, possesses the higher offensive upside. Certainly some qualities in his game where he could push for NHL time within a year. A very explosive skater.
While you won’t see him get much praise in the newspapers because he doesn’t have any points through two games, a prospect I’m told who’s having a very strong tournament is Dominic Uher, 5th round pick in 2011. One official mentioned Uher having “NHL instincts” in how he plays in all three phases of the rink and he’s shown that in a great way this weekend. Uher is a role player who’s climbing the organizational depth chart.
1. J.S. Dea, 2 Goals – 3 Assists – 5 Points
2. Tom Kuhnhackl, 1 Goal – 2 Assists – 3 Points
3. Brian Dumoulin, 0 Goals – 3 Assists – 3 Points

4. Josh Archibald, 2 Goals – 0 Assists – 2 Points
5. Anton Zlobin, 2 Goals – 0 Assists – 2 Points
6. Oscar Sundqvist, 0 Goals – 2 Assists – 2 Points
7. Matia Marcantuoni, 1 Goal – 0 Assist – 1 Point
8. Conor Sheary, 0 Goals – 1 Assist – 1 Point
9. Adam Payerl, 0 Goals – 1 Assist – 1 Point
Tristan Jarry, 36 Saves on 40 Shots
Matt Murray, 22 Saves on 25 Shots

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