DePaoli: Latest Pens Draft Day Chatter


LATEST PENS DRAFT DAY CHATTER — The Penguins hold the No. 22 pick in the first round of the NHL entry draft tonight and two players I’m told the Penguins amateur scouting staff would be absolutely thrilled to see at No. 22 is London Knights defenseman Olli Maata (6-2, 202 lbs) and Plymouth Whalers winger Thomas Wilson (6-4, 203 lbs). Despite this being an unpredictable draft, especially in the 10-25 range, Of the two, Maata who the Penguins have done a ton of scouting on while tracking 2011 2nd round pick Scott Harrington, is a big longshot to fall in the 20’s. Wilson though a big rugged winger, figures to go in the 15-22 range. Maata is the No. 8 rated skater among North American Skaters and Wilson is the No. 15 rated North American Skater. Onto the Latest Rumblings: — The Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes have had general tradeRead More »