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WATCH: Penguins 1st Round Pick New Captain of Juniors Team

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Pittsburgh Penguins, Owen Pickering

Owen Pickering impressed the Pittsburgh Penguins on and off the ice. He impressed Pittsburgh media, PHN included, with his well-spoken and accessible demeanor. The Penguins made him their 2022 first-round choice, 21st overall.

On Friday, the Swift Current Broncos named the 18-year-old, still-growing 6-foot-4 defenseman their new captain.

The team did so with a ceremonial video on Twitter. Former Swift Current captain Glenn Gawdin, now with the Calgary Flames organization, also helped with the new announcement.

A cool moment for Owen Pickering, a young player who seems destined for the Penguins’ lineup in the future.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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