Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma is in Lake Placid, NY for the 2011 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, but he isn’t the only Pittsburgh/Penguins representative attending.
Penguins draft picks Kenneth Agostino (fifth round, 140th overall, 2010 NHL Draft) and Bryan Rust
(third round, 80th overall, 2010 NHL Draft) and Pittsburgh-natives J.T. Miller, Vince Trocheck, Stephen Johns and John Gibson are all participating in the camp, hoping to make the final roster to compete in the World Junior Championships in December/January in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberat.
Agostino is currently Team USA’s leading scorer with four points (1G-3A) through the first two scrimmages. Miller chipped in two goals in Sunday’s scrimmage.
Finland and Sweden are also in Lake Placid and will play against Team USA (which has two squads, White and Blue) in a round-robin tournament, starting Monday. USA Blue takes on Sweden at 1 p.m. and USA White faces Finland at 4:30 p.m. (Full details and schedule here
The camp concludes August 13.
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