Penguins Post-Development Camp Profile: Sam Lafferty


PENGUINS DEVELOPMENT CAMP 2014 PLAYER INTERVIEWS By Dave Fryer, Contributor to SAM LAFFERTY Drafted 4th Round (113th overall), 2014 2013-14 Recap Lafferty had 21 goals and 34 assists in 25 games at Deerfield Academy prep school in Massachusetts, where he played both center and right wing. His 55 points were an impressive improvement over the 24 points he had the year prior and gave him 95 points in 74 career games over 3 seasons at Deerfield. 2014-15 Outlook Lafferty will play in the USHL for Tri-City for 1 season before attending Brown University in 2015-16. He will be a long-term project for the pro level, where his strong work ethic will likely make him an overachiever. He will need to improve his overall skills to add more offense to his two-way play and will need to add muscle mass to get more out of his tenacity. 2014 Development CampRead More »

Prospect Buzz: Zlobin named “Q” 1st star; Agostino an NHL prospect? Wilson picking up his game after slow start


Wednesday’s CBA Buzz The NHL and NHLPA are slowly inching closer to a deal but I’m like a lot of people now, It’s reached the ridiculous stages and I could care less about these final negotiations (bickering about pension issues, ect) as I’m fully confident we are going to see a deal reached at the 11th hour……Just tell me when training camps open and I can start covering the NHL again. Scouts Buzz from WJC: No Penguins mentioned here from the WJC, but Craig Custance, an excellent writer over at ESPN has a rundown of several prospects NHL scouts are buzzing about. One scout told Custance that in addition to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins playing in the NHL immediately if the season begins on Jan 19th, like many expect, the scout told Custance that he could also see Jonathan Huberdeau, Panthers, Alex Galchenyuk, Canadiens, Nail Yakupov, Oilers, Dougie Hamilton, Bruins, and MorganRead More »