Local player Riley Barber was selected by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of last summer's NHL Draft, which was held at Consol Energy Center. Months later, Barber was one of four Pittsburgh products -- along with John Gibson, J.T. Miller and Vincent Trocheck -- to lead the United States to gold at the World Junior Championship. Trocheck would be named the Ontario Hockey League's Most Outstanding Player, and Gibson received USA Hockey's Bob Johnson Award for excellence in international hockey competition.
Finally, Pittsburgh was site of the 2013 Frozen Four. Eventual champion Yale made it to Consol thanks to an overtime goal in the regional semifinal against top-seeded Minnesota. That OT winner came from junior Jesse Root, who just so happens to hail from Pittsburgh. And two kids who grew up on his block, Patrick Wey and Parker Milner, won the NCAA title the year before with Boston College.