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Pens make four picks at 2008 NHL Draft

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins selected two goaltenders, one center, and one defenseman on the second day of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa.  The Penguins selected one player in the fourth round (120th overall), one in the fifth round (150th overall), one in the sixth round (180th overall), and one in the seventh round (210th overall).

The Penguins picked center Nathan Moon from Kingston (OHL) in the fourth round (120th overall).  The 5-11, 179 pound center is a native of Belleville, Ontario.

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

2006-07

Kingston Frontenacs

OHL

56

13

27

40

39

5

2

0

2

0

2007-08

Kingston Frontenacs

OHL

68

35

42

77

79

-

-

-

-

-

Goaltender Alexander Pechurski was selected in the fifth round (150th overall).  The 6-0, 187 pound goaltender is a native of Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Season

Team

Lge

GP

W

L

GAA

SV%

2007

2008

U-18 World Championships (Russia)

U-18 World Championships (Russia)

IIHF

IIHF

3

5

2

4

1

1

3.90

3.06

.861

.885

With the 180th pick (sixth round), the Penguins took Patrick Killeen from Brampton (OHL).  The 6-4, 194 pound goaltender is a native of Almonte, Ontario.

Season

Team

Lge

GP

W

L

SOL

GAA

SV%

2006-07

Brampton Battalion

OHL

8

1

3

0

5.73

 .834

2007-08

Brampton Battalion

OHL

34

20

9

2

2.76

 .908

The Penguins selected Nicholas D’Agostino from St. Michael’s Buzzers (OPJHL) in the seventh round (210th overall).  The 6-1, 177 pound defenseman is a native of Bolton, Ontario and has verbally committed to Cornell University (ECAC) beginning with the 2009-10 season.

Season

Team

Lge

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

2007-08

St. Michael’s Buzzers

OPJHL

46

5

18

23

22

12

0

3

3

8

            The Penguins will invite the players selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft to attend a rookie conditioning camp in Pittsburgh beginning on Tuesday, June 24th.

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