Chirps from Center Ice

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

2019 NHL Draft Recap

Up front, I don’t know a single thing about the players that the Pittsburgh Penguins drafted other than what has been said about them. I figure that is the same boat that a lot of people are in. So consider this a bookmark so to speak when these players eventually make their way through Wilkes-Barre in the next 2-4 years.

Pittsburgh hasn’t had a first round pick in years, but this year they did and picked at 21.

Nick Hart dropped in on Twitter and had some things to say about Poulin.

He also led the Phoenix in QMJHL playoff points, 8-6-14 in 10 games.

Jonathan has some stuff on him too that you can read about here the standard way.

Penguins didn’t have any more first round picks, and on day two (Saturday afternoon) they traded their 98th, 151st and 207th picks to the Arizona Coyotes for their 74th overall pick.

He also finished the 2018-19 season with 45-42-87 in 68 games. His 45 goals were tied for second-most in the QMJHL.

Penguins then selected again in the fifth round.

Pens had some picks in round seven…

He is actually under contract with HPK for next season in Finland.

Pittsburgh then traded next years seventh round pick and for that, drafted…

So there you have it. Pittsburgh adds to their depth with a number of power forwards. It will be interesting to see how these kids develop and how many, if any, ever make their way through Wilkes-Barre in the hopes of one day playing in the NHL.

Big Board Update: I have a Top 100 rounded out. I am waiting on the news on Restricted Free Agents to be official before I move forward with the final product and move everything over to the blog12. Provided all of that is known, it’s possible that Wednesday or Thursday the 2019 Big Board will be here. Stay tuned, it’s shaping up to be a busy next ten or so days here on the blog with the start of NHL Free Agency kicking off next Monday.

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