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Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby netwolf on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:38 am

Full story and roster here: http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i ... t-penguins

Most everyone at camp has an NHL contract. Tom Kostopoulos and Pierre Luc Letourneau-Leblond are on AHL-only deals. Matia Marcantuoni and Clark Seymour are unsigned draft choices. Jean-Sebastien Dea is the only tryout from development camp or the rookie tournament to get a tryout to main camp.
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby tfrizz on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:36 am

I didn't realize they signed Andrew Ebbett. Nice depth signing.
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby Guinness on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:56 am

I'm interested to know any updates on Ruopp and Marcantuoni, if anyone could shed some light?
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby canaan on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:33 pm

interesting that steve macintyre is on the invite list.
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby canaan on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:35 pm

tfrizz wrote:I didn't realize they signed Andrew Ebbett. Nice depth signing.

they signed him early (2 years, two-way)
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby Mr. Colby on Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:54 pm

canaan wrote:interesting that steve macintyre is on the invite list.


He has an NHL contract (2 way) - invited by default
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby tfrizz on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:01 pm

canaan wrote:
tfrizz wrote:I didn't realize they signed Andrew Ebbett. Nice depth signing.

they signed him early (2 years, two-way)


I see that. I must've missed it somewhere along the way, but as I said - a very night depth signing.
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby netwolf on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Guinness wrote:I'm interested to know any updates on Ruopp and Marcantuoni, if anyone could shed some light?


Marcantuoni was actually considered a first round talent at the beginning of his draft year, then he got de-railed by injuries and never really recovered, at least as far as far as production. His skating is still top end, and is already NHL level. The big question for him will be how well he can think the game. If he proves to be coachable, then he should be able to develop into a decent role player, one that excels on the forecheck. I believe he's started killing penalties in juniors (and think Pens used him there at the rookie tournament), so that should be good for him. He hasn't signed a pro deal yet, so he'll be back in Kitchener this coming season.

I don't know a ton about Ruopp. I know he's a defensive, physical guy who likes to hit and that's about all. I assume that given the Pens wanted him in their system, that he must be a decent skater/passer as that's a requirement for their D. He does have a deal, and will be playing his first year of pro hockey this fall. Organizational depth could push him down to Wheeling.
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Re: Pens invite 54 players to camp

Postby Guinness on Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:44 am

netwolf wrote:
Guinness wrote:I'm interested to know any updates on Ruopp and Marcantuoni, if anyone could shed some light?


Marcantuoni was actually considered a first round talent at the beginning of his draft year, then he got de-railed by injuries and never really recovered, at least as far as far as production. His skating is still top end, and is already NHL level. The big question for him will be how well he can think the game. If he proves to be coachable, then he should be able to develop into a decent role player, one that excels on the forecheck. I believe he's started killing penalties in juniors (and think Pens used him there at the rookie tournament), so that should be good for him. He hasn't signed a pro deal yet, so he'll be back in Kitchener this coming season.

I don't know a ton about Ruopp. I know he's a defensive, physical guy who likes to hit and that's about all. I assume that given the Pens wanted him in their system, that he must be a decent skater/passer as that's a requirement for their D. He does have a deal, and will be playing his first year of pro hockey this fall. Organizational depth could push him down to Wheeling.


:thumb: Thanks netwolf. I remember the hype from last year with regard to Marcantuoni, and was wondering how it was holding up.
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