Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

2016 NHL Draft Recap

Not really much analysis wise I can offer on the guys that the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins drafted on Day 2 of the NHL Draft. Consider this a one stop shop link off to the other areas of the internet that have knowledge and insight on the potential Wilkes-Barre / Pittsburgh Penguins.

First the picks…

Pens opened up the day at 55…

Then they picked again at 61…

Then a trade of a familiar face to move up to 77…

Bennett is an injury liability who got passed over for more durable players in the likes of Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust. He returns to the GM who drafted him in Ray Shero with the Devils and the Head Coach who knows him best in John Hynes.

With the pick, the Penguins selected…

Pens were up again at 121, 151 and finally at 181…

Masonius attended Penguins development camp last season and left an impression enough for the Penguins to select him with their last pick in the draft.

Analysis wise, Coal Street’s blog Skating on the Susquehanna has everything you need on these guys and more.

The AHL Free Agent Big Board is about half done as of Saturday afternoon. It was crowd sourced again this season and the help is appreciated. Depending on how quickly it comes together this weekend, look for it sometime early this week. The soft goal is Wednesday, if not sooner.

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