Penguins 2011 draft pick Josh Archibald
and Nebraska-Omaha will battle No. 9 Denver tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.
Archibald, the Penguins' sixth-round pick (174th overall) in last year's draft, is in his freshman season with the Mavericks. His 10 goals rank fourth (tied) on the team while his 15 points are second among team rookies.
Archibald, 19, was a member of Team USA's roster at the 2012 World Junior Championships that was held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.
Penguins 2010 draft pick Beau Bennett
is a sophomore at Denver, but will not play in the contest as he is currently out with a wrist injury. Bennett, the Penguins' first-round choice (20th overall) two years ago, underwent surgery on his wrist on Dec. 8 and has been sidelined ever since.