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Penguins Acquire Kahun and 2019 Draft Pick from Chicago for Maatta

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Olli Maatta, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

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Life of an NHL Scout

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Penguins

Patrik Allvin was stranded. 

Allvin was in his native Sweden, but needed to be in Minsk, Belarus for the 2010 World Under-18 Championship. However, a smoke cloud emerged over the Nordic countries after the volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupted in Iceland that grounded all flights. 

Allvin, Pittsburgh's European scout at the time, joined eight other scouts in a scheme to get to Minsk. They took an overnight ferry from Stockholm to Latvia. From there, the group arranged to have two cars pick them up and drive them eight hours to Minsk. 

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Penguins Podcast: The Scoop with Patrik Allvin

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Penguins Podcast

Penguins director of amateur scouting Patrik Allvin joins Josh Getzoff and Sam Kasan to discuss the 2019 NHL Draft on the 11th episode of The Scoop podcast.

Highlights include:

  • Allvin gives his take on the talent in the 2019 draft class
  • A discussion about the team's scouting philosophy when evaluating prospects
  • A glimpse into the daily life of a scout, including some horror travel stories
  • How the team assembles their draft board
  • How scouting has changed over the past 15 years

All episodes of The Scoop are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Google Play.

For more information on Penguins Podcasts, visit our podcast page.

 

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2009 Rewind: Stanley Cup Champions

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Penguins

*Part 5 of a 5-part series reliving the Penguins' 2009 Stanley Cup championship on the 10th anniversary. 

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Pens excited about rare first-round pick

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Penguins

The Penguins have been a Stanley Cup contender every season for a dozen years. And winning a Stanley Cup sometimes takes calculated risks - like sacrificing the future to help the present. 

That usually translates to trading draft picks in the annual NHL Draft for an asset that can help the current club contend for a title. The moves have paid off, resulting in Pittsburgh winning three Stanley Cup titles in the past decade - including two in back-to-back campaigns in 2016-17. 

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2009 Rewind: Conference Final

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Penguins

*Part 4 of a 5-part series reliving the Penguins' 2009 Stanley Cup championship on the 10th anniversary. 
 

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Penguins Sign Goaltender Emil Larmi to a Two-Year, Entry Level Contract

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 22-year-old Finnish goaltender Emil Larmi to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The deal runs through the 2020-21 campaign and has an average annual value of $700,000 at the NHL level.

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Penguins Re-Sign Juuso Riikola to a One-Year Contract

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Juuso Riikola to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The one-way contract has an average annual value of $850,000.

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2009 Rewind: Generational Showdown

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Penguins

*Part 3 of a 5-part series reliving the Penguins' 2009 Stanley Cup championship on the 10th anniversary. 

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Pens, NHL partner to build community

NHL executive Kim Davis visited Pittsburgh this week to discuss opportunities for social impact

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

In her role as Executive Vice President for Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs for the National Hockey League, Kim Davis has spent the last 17 months traveling to different cities to collaborate with the clubs and stakeholders.

This week, Davis and her staff visited Pittsburgh, which was their 19th trip to an NHL market - and they were impressed by what they saw.

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