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PHN Extra: Ivy Leaguers and 2nd Generations Thriving At Development Camp



Penguins Development Camp: Photo by SHELLY ANDERSON

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Of all the prospects and hopefuls at the Pittsburgh Penguins development camp this week at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, there are two subsets of players who stand out.

All are undrafted players participating on a tryout basis, but so are a lot of others. These players have one of two attributes – either they are from Ivy League schools, or they are the sons of NHL coaches, players or executives. They all believe those connections give them at least some sort of edge.

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Shelly is a columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson