Penguins Prospects Morrow, Harrington Among 41 Players Invited to Team Canada Tryout
/ Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh’s top two picks from the 2011 NHL Draft – defensemen Joseph Morrow (1st round, 23rd overall) of the Portland Winterhawks and Scott Harrington (2nd round, 54th overall) of the London Knights – were among 41 players invited to Team Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp Dec. 10-14 in Calgary, Alberta.
The camp, which will be held at the WinSport Athletic & Ice Complex, will determine Canada’s roster for the 2012 World Junior Championship, which will be played in Edmonton and Calgary Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012.
Morrow and Harrington, who both earned long looks with the Penguins during Pittsburgh’s training camp in September, have already signed three-year entry-level contracts with Pittsburgh that will begin once they turn professional.
Morrow, 18, has skated in 22 games this season for Portland of the Western Hockey League (WHL), tallying eight goals, 24 points and four power-play goals. Morrow appeared in four exhibition games with Pittsburgh during the 2011 preseason, tying for third on the team with four points (1G-3A).
Harrington, 18, has been a key contributor for London, which owns the best record in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Harrington leads all Knights blueliners with 13 points (2G-11A) in 22 games, while his plus-21 rating leads the OHL. Harrington posted a plus-2 rating in two exhibition games with Pittsburgh during the preseason.