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Penguins Set To Open Rookie Conditioning Camp

by Joe Sager / Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins training camp is almost three months away.

But, the organization’s up-and-coming players are getting a jump start this week as 32 Penguins prospects will take part in a summer conditioning camp in Pittsburgh.

The camp, which runs from Tuesday until Monday, July 2, features a variety of activities for the prospects, including medical/fitness testing, power skating sessions, a sports psychology seminar and a nutrition seminar, as well off-ice training at Mellon Arena and on-ice sessions at Southpointe.

Three on-ice sessions are open to the public: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3 p.m. at Southpointe.

In addition, select prospects are scheduled to assist at the Penguins’ Youth Scrimmage Camp on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Ice Castle in Castle Shannon.

“I think it is a great thing. We’ll have a lot of the kids we drafted going. It’s all part of the development – getting these kids integrated into what it’s like to be a professional athlete and a player and see what Pittsburgh is all about and to experience some competition,” Penguins General Manager Ray Shero said. “I think it’s going to be really good for us.” 

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Jonathan Filewich, Tyler Kennedy and Ryan Stone; top prospects Kris Letang and goaltender David Brown as well as seven of this year’s NHL Entry Draft choices are among those who will take part in the camp.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Todd Richards and assistant coach Dan Bylsma will run the camp in Pittsburgh. 

“When I was in Nashville with Todd, he helped run the conditioning camp and was very involved and very detail-oriented,” Shero said. “I think he and Dan are going to do a great job and they are excited about it.”


Paul Bissonnette

Aaron Boogaard

Robert Bortuzzo

David Brown

Luca Caputi

Tim Crowder

Jonathan D’Aversa

Angelo Esposito

Jonathan Filewich

Michael Gergen

Brian Gifford

Alex Grant

Brian Ihnacak

Dustin Jeffrey

Joe Jensen

Chad Johnson

Nick Johnson

Tyler Kennedy

Kris Letang

Mark Letestu

Ben Lovejoy

Kurtis McLean

Jake Muzzin

Kyle Rank

Johannes Salmonsson

Timo Seppanen

Carl Sneep

Ryan Stone

Brian Strait

Keven Veilleux

Joe Vitale

Tim Wallace





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