Prospect Buzz: Chatter On Beau Bennett; Josh Archibald among a group of intriguing forward prospects Pens have drafted in late rounds


WBS NOTES Following last night’s 3-1 loss to Binghamton, where they outshot Binghamton 44-15, the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins (14-15-2-1) have now lost 11 of 12 games. A bright spot again for the Baby Pens was Beau Bennett (6G-16A-22Pts) who scored a beautiful goal coming down the right side and beating goaltender Robin Lehner top shelf. Bennett leads the team with 22 points and has 16 points in his last 16 games. Bennett the Penguins top forward prospect, has showed great vision and playmaking ability and hockey people just rave about how well he see’s the ice. The area I’m told he needs to improve is more mental in becoming more confident as a goal scorer because he has the shooting ability (can pick corners very well) to become a more efficient goal scorer but he doesn’t use his shot enough.

Prospects Buzz: Dumoulin, Megna and Payerl making early impressions in camp


WBS Prospects Buzz Through almost a week of training camp for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins, the three young players who have impressed the most in camp are forwards Jason Megna, Adam Payerl and defenseman Brian Dumoulin. Those in the organization tell me Megna and Dumoulin have really made strong impressions and have been among the most consistent players in camp thus far. With the lockout bolstering the blueline in Wilkes Barre, there had been some questions of whether Dumoulin would have a regular spot on the blueline but one individual very close to the decision making process tells me there’s no doubt Dumoulin will be a regular in the lineup and Dumoulin is regarded by some as the Penguins best “defensive defenseman” in their system. ——————————————————————————————————- Wilkes Barre opened the preseason last night with a 4-3 win over the Rochester Americans. Megna and Payerl each scored in the win, andRead More »