Goaltender Tristan Jarry and defensemen Olli Maatta, Derrick Pouliot and Scott Harrington will be among the attendees at the Penguins’ annual development camp July 16-20 at CONSOL Energy Center, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Jarry, 18, was Pittsburgh’s top selection at the 2013 NHL Draft after being chosen in the second round (44th overall) following a stellar season with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Jarry led the league in goal-against average (1.61) and save percentage (.936) while posting an 18-7 record with six shutouts in 27 games.
Maatta, 18, and Harrington, 20, were instrumental in helping the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) earn the team’s second-straight Memorial Cup tournament berth in 2012-13.
Maatta, who was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, led London blueliners in goals (8), assists (30) and points (38). Harrington, Pittsburgh’s second-round selection (54th overall) in 2011, served as London’s team captain and posted a plus-21 rating in 50 regular-season games.
Pouliot, 19, was drafted by the Penguins in the first round (8th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft. He was one of the driving forces behind the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks postseason championship, leading all WHL defensemen with 20 points (4G-16A) in 21 playoff games. Portland also advanced to the 2013 Memorial Cup, where it finished as the runner-up to the champion Halifax Mooseheads.
Other prospects scheduled to attend development camp are defenseman Brian Dumoulin, who led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton blueliners with eight points (2G-6A) during its postseason run to the Eastern Conference finals; forward Oskar Sundqvist, Pittsburgh’s 2012 third-round (81st overall) draft pick who had 33 points (17G-16A) in 38 games for Skelleftea’s junior team in the Swedish Elite League; and goaltender Eric Hartzell, a 2013 Hobey Baker Award finalist (best college hockey player).
Once again the Penguins are encouraging fans to attend the camp’s final scrimmage on Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center. The scrimmage is free and will be open to the public, with free parking available in the CONSOL Energy Center surface lots.
The group of rookies and prospects will be in Pittsburgh taking part in on-ice practice and scrimmage sessions, undergoing medical and fitness testing and attending meetings and seminars.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach John Hynes, WBS assistant coach Alain Nasreddine, Penguins assistant to the general manager Tom Fitzgerald, Penguins player development coach Bill Guerin, Penguins goaltending development coach Mike Bales, Penguins strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar and WBS strength and conditioning coach Joe Lorincz will serve as camp instructors.
A complete camp schedule with media availability will be released at a later date.