Everyone has returned home, and the Pittsburgh Penguins player development staff had their moment in the sun. The Penguins prospects pool is just a little deeper than it was 12 months ago, as 2022 first-round pick Owen Pickering added muscle, 2023 first-round pick Brayden Yager showed well in development camp, and there are a plethora of prospects drafted from the second round onward who will begin filling the Penguins minor league rosters as they begin their climb toward their career potential.
The Penguins’ development camp won’t be the best look at the coming Penguins’ prospects, but it was the first impression for a few and a step forward for others.
Dave Molinari profiled 2021 second-round pick Tristan Broz Wednesday. The net-front battler wasn’t made for a 3v3 tournament but was part of a contingent of prospects who were not first-round picks but might make an impact next season.