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Penguins Announce Sunday's Kraft Hockeyville USA Lineups

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues will celebrate Belle Vernon, PA winning the 2017 Kraft Hockeyville USA contest with a full day of activities on Sunday, September 24.

This year's Kraft Hockeyville USA celebration will culminate with an NHL preseason game between the Penguins and St. Louis Blues at 8:00 p.m. at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. All tickets for that contest have been distributed to the Belle Vernon community. The game will be nationally televised on NBCSN.

Fans making the trek from Belle Vernon to Cranberry on Sunday night will get to watch a Penguins' lineup that will include reigning back-to-back Conn Smythe Trophy winner Sidney Crosby, three-time Stanley Cup champions Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, and two-time champs Phil Kessel and Matt Murray. All but Murray will be making their 2017-18 preseason debuts.

Below is the complete Penguins' game lineup for Sunday's Kraft Hockeyville USA game against St. Louis:

No. Name Position
4 Justin Schultz D
8 Brian Dumoulin D
19 Garret Wilson F
27 Kevin Czuczman D
32 Lukas Bengtsson D
37 Carter Rowney F
43 Conor Sheary F
46 Zach Aston-Reese F
49 Dominik Simon F
53 Teddy Blueger F
55 Chris Summers D
58 Kris Letang D
59 Jake Guentzel F
62 Carl Hagelin F
71 Evgeni Malkin F
75 Ryan Reaves F
81 Phil Kessel F
87 Sidney Crosby F
30 Matt Murray G
31 Antti Niemi G

Those Penguins' players not participating in the Kraft Hockeyville USA game will practice on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM at the Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, PA. Upon arrival at practice in Belle Vernon, all players will participate in a red carpet ceremony.

Assistant coaches Mark Recchi and Sergei Gonchar will run the Sunday morning practice at Rostraver Ice Garden. The lineup that morning includes eight players with Stanley Cup rings, including five two-time champions in Bryan Rust, Olli Maatta, Ian Cole, Scott Wilson and Tom Kuhnhackl.

Sunday's practice at Rostraver Ice Garden is a ticketed event, and all tickets have already been distributed to the Belle Vernon community. Penguins' players Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Olli Maatta and Ian Cole, plus Recchi and Gonchar will help conduct a clinic for Rostraver youth hockey players after the practice. Injured forward Patric Hornqvist will also be on hand for the festivities.

Below are the players who will be participating in Sunday morning's practice at Rostraver Ice Garden:

No. Name Position
2 Chad Ruhwedel D
3 Olli Maatta D
5 Zach Trotman D
11 Jay McClement F
17 Bryan Rust F
18 Frank Corrado D
22 Matt Hunwick D
23 Scott Wilson F
24 Jarred Tinordi D
28 Ian Cole D
33 Greg McKegg F
34 Tom Kuhnhackl F
39 Jean-Sebastien Dea F
41 Daniel Sprong F
45 Josh Archibald F
47 Adam Johnson F
51 Derrick Pouliot D
54 Thomas Di Pauli F
79 Freddie Tiffels F
80 Sam Miletic F
1 Casey DeSmith G
35 Tristan Jarry G
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