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Penguins Prospects: Bobby Farnham

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

Each week leading into July's development camp, we will be taking a quick look at a different Penguins prospect. This week, we are featuring forward Bobby Farnham.

Bobby Farnham may have skated in just 11 games with the Penguins this season – making his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on Dec. 13 at Columbus – but that’s all the time he needed to become a fan favorite.

Even though he’s not the biggest guy, Farnham was impossible to miss on the ice as he made his presence felt every shift, using his speed to get in on the forecheck quickly and hit everything that moved. The scrappy, agitating winger has been described as the Tasmanian devil on skates, which is an apt description for his style of play.

Farnham proved quickly he’s not afraid to drop the gloves with anybody, including veteran heavyweights, which fans got to see when he fought Colorado’s Cody McLeod while mic’d up in just his third NHL game – an absolute must-watch.

Farnham finished with 24 penalty minutes in Pittsburgh and 226 in 62 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League during the 2014-15 campaign. That means he has recorded triple digits in each of his four full
AHL seasons with WBS.

While the 26-year-old may get under opponents’ skin on the ice, off the ice the Brown University graduate is a good-natured, funny and interesting guy who’s beloved by his teammates in the locker room. Learn more about Farnham as a player and a person in this phenomenal USA Today profile.

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