CRANBERRY — The Pittsburgh Penguins served a little appetizer before training camp in six days. The Penguins prospects camp is a good first look at the Penguins pipeline, for better and worse, and a full management overlook and a few fans got a peak at what is to come.
It was similar in tenor and tone to the July camp with the same drills and workmanlike feeling. There isn’t a prospect creating buzz or players overly exerting themselves yet. Some of that will come against the Bruins prospects on Saturday in Buffalo.
Last month, the Penguins poached former Philadelphia Flyers (and Ron Hextall) draft pick Jack St. Ivany. The 2018 fourth-rounder did not sign with the Flyers and became a free agent. Hextall pounced on the defenseman for the second time, this time for the Penguins.
Jack St. Ivany (far left, below): He is a big boy. He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds, but as you can see, he looks a little bigger than that.