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Penguins lean on NHL lineage in draft

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrated Father's Day a weekend late by drafting three players with NHL lineage.

On the second day of the NHL draft Saturday, the Stanley Cup champions chose Philip Samuelsson, the son of former defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, and Andy Bathgate, the grandson of Hall of Famer Andy Bathgate Sr. - one of the original Penguins players in 1967.

They also chose high school defenseman Alex Velischek, the son of Randy Velischek, who played 509 NHL games for Minnesota, New Jersey and Quebec from 1982-92.

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