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Penguins Release 2016.17 Training Camp Roster

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins have released their 2016.17 training camp roster, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Of the 60 players invited to camp, 22 logged game action for Pittsburgh during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs, including 19 of the 20 players that dressed for the Penguins' Stanley Cup-clinching win in Game 6 against San Jose.

Click here for a complete training camp roster.
 
During the early portion of camp, six players will be away from the Penguins participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto: Sidney Crosby (Canada), Evgeni Malkin (Russia), Olli Maatta (Finland), Matt Murray (North America), and Carl Hagelin and Patric Hornqvist (Sweden).
 
All six will return to Pittsburgh upon completion of the tournament, or whenever their respective team is eliminated.
 
Head coach Mike Sullivan is currently serving as an assistant coach for Team USA during the World Cup, but he will join the team this weekend, as the Americans play their final game on Thursday night against the Czech Republic at 8 p.m.
 
When the Penguins hit the ice for the first time this Friday morning at 9:00AM ET at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, they'll be led by defenseman Kris Letang, whose 53 points (15G-38A) in 46 games with Sullivan behind the bench led all NHL defensemen during that span, and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who won 35 games last year for the seventh time in his career, a total only Martin Brodeur (12 times) has exceeded in NHL history.
 
Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino, two-thirds of the 'HBK Line' alongside Hagelin, will also be in uniform Friday. Kessel was Pittsburgh's leading goal scorer (10) and point producer (22) during the 2016 playoffs. Bonino scored the dramatic overtime goal in Game 6 of the Washington series to send the Penguins to the Eastern Conference Finals, and he led the team with 14 playoff helpers.
 
Friday will mark the first official practice session that defenseman Trevor Daley will skate with his teammates since breaking his ankle in Game 4 against Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Finals. Last year the Penguins went 33-15-5 with Daley in the lineup following his acquisition from Chicago.
 
All practices and scrimmages at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex will be open to the public.
 
This year, players will be divided into three teams, with all three holding at least one practice per day, and two of the three teams facing off in a 45-minute scrimmage. The team that does not participate in the daily scrimmage will hold two practice sessions.
 
On Friday, Team 1 (Rink 1) and Team 2 (Rink 2) will practice from 9:00-9:45AM ET, then scrimmage against one another on Rink 1 from 10:00-10:45AM ET.
 
Team 3 will practice twice on Rink 1 Friday. The first session will run from 11:30AM-12:15PM ET, and the second practice will be from 12:45-1:15PM ET.
 
A complete training practice schedule is listed below.
 
Pittsburgh begins its exhibition slate with back-to-back road games September 27-28 in Detroit and Chicago. The Penguins play their first home game on Friday, September 30 against the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:00PM ET at CONSOL Energy Center.
 
On Saturday, October 8 at 3:00PM ET the Penguins will conclude the preseason by hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth annual 'Free Game for Kids'.
 
The home preseason opener is the first of four games that will be televised during the exhibition season, as Pittsburgh's CW will have that game with Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey and Dan Potash calling the action.
 
All six preseason games can be heard on the Penguins' official flagship radio station, 105.9 'The X'. Josh Getzoff and Phil Bourque will handle the first five preseason games, before Mike Lange joins Bourque for the final contest on Oct. 8 against Columbus.
 
Penguins' 2016 Preseason Schedule with TV and Radio Information
 
Day Date Opponent Time TV Radio

Tuesday Sept. 27 at Detroit 7:30PM ET None 105.9 The X
Wednesday Sept. 28 at Chicago 8:30PM ET None 105.9 The X
Friday Sept. 30 CHICAGO 7:00PM ET CW 105.9 The X
Sunday Oct. 2 at Columbus 4:00PM ET CW 105.9 The X
Wednesday Oct. 5 DETROIT 7:00PM ET ROOT Sports 105.9 The X
Saturday Oct. 8 COLUMBUS 3:00PM ET ROOT Sports 105.9 The X  
(All Times are Eastern Standard)
 
Penguins' 2016 Training Camp Schedule
 
Friday, September 23 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
9:00-9:45AM ET Team 1 (Rink 1)
9:00-9:45AM ET Team 2 (Rink 2)
10:00-10:45AM ET Team 1 vs. Team 2 Scrimmage (Rink 1)
11:30AM-12:15PM ET Team 3 (Rink 1)
12:45-1:15PM ET Team 3 (Rink 1)
 
Saturday, September 24 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
9:00-9:45AM ET Team 2 (Rink 1)
9:00-9:45AM ET Team 3 (Rink 2)
10:00-10:45AM ET Team 2 vs. Team 3 Scrimmage (Rink 1)
11:30AM-12:15PM ET Team 1 (Rink 1)
12:45-1:15PM ET Team 1 (Rink 1)
 
Sunday, September 25 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
9:00-9:45AM ET Team 3 (Rink 1)
9:00-9:45AM ET Team 1 (Rink 2)
10:00-10:45AM ET Team 1 vs. Team 3 Scrimmage (Rink 1)
11:30AM-12:15PM ET Team 2 (Rink 1)
12:45-1:15PM ET Team 2 (Rink 1)
 
Monday, September 26 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
9:00-9:45AM ET 3rd Place Team Practice (Rink 1)
10:00-10:45AM ET 3rd Place Team Practice (Rink 1)
11:00AM-12:30PM ET Championship Game (Rink 1)
 
Tuesday, September 27 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
10:00AM ET Morning Skate (Rink 1)
Joe Louis Arena
7:30PM ET GAME at DETROIT

 
Wednesday, September 28 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
10:00AM ET Morning Skate (Rink 1)
United Center
8:30PM ET GAME at CHICAGO

 
Thursday, September 29
DAY OFF
 
Friday, September 30 - CONSOL Energy Center
7:00PM ET GAME vs. CHICAGO

 
Saturday, October 1 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
10:00-11:30AM ET Team 1 (Rink 1)
12:30-2:00PM ET Team 2 (Rink 1)
 
Sunday, October 2 - Nationwide Arena
4:00PM ET GAME at COLUMBUS

 
Monday, October 3
DAY OFF
 
Tuesday, October 4 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
11:00AM ET Practice (Rink 1)
 
Wednesday, October 5 - CONSOL Energy Center
7:00PM ET GAME vs. DETROIT

 
Thursday, October 6
DAY OFF
 
Friday, October 7 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
11:00AM ET Practice (Rink 1)
 
Saturday, October 8 - CONSOL Energy Center
3:00PM ET GAME vs. COLUMBUS

 
Sunday, October 9
DAY OFF
 
Monday, October 10 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
11:00AM ET Practice (Rink 1)

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