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08-27-2008, 09:08 PM
Penguins Hold Camp For Prospects
Pittsburgh Penguins to hold camp for prospects starting September 9th
The Pittsburgh Penguins will hold a prospects camp from September 9-15 in Kitchener, Ontario. The Penguins’ prospects will have several days of practices before competing against prospects from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Florida Panthers.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coaches Dan Bylsma and Todd Reirden will be on the ice with the players, but the entire Pittsburgh Penguins hockey staff – led by GM Ray Shero, assistant GM Chuck Fletcher, head coach Michel Therrien and assistant coaches Andre Savard and Mike Yeo- will attend the camp.

Among the Penguins prospects taking part in the camp will be 23-year-old defenseman Alex Goligoski, who set a new AHL record for points in a playoff season by a defenseman with 28 (four goals, 24 assists) in 23 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. His 28 points tied the AHL record for points in a playoff season by a rookie. Goligoski made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh in February and recorded two assists in three NHL games.

Another top prospect, 19-year-old winger Luca Caputi, who scored 51 goals in 66 games for the Niagara Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League and set franchise records in goals and points, will also be in attendance. Caputi made his professional debut with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, scoring eight points (four goals, four assists) in 19 playoff games.

Other prospects include 18-year-old center Keven Veilleux, who scored 64 points (17 goals, 47 assists) in 61 games with Rimouski and Victoriaville of the QMJHL; 18-year-old center Nathan Moon, the Penguins’ fourth-round pick (120th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft; and 18-year-old goaltender Patrick Killeen, the Penguins’ sixth-round pick (180th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will miss both the prospects camp and training camp, recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. He is expected to be sidelined four to six months.

Pittsburgh Penguins veterans will report to training camp in Pittsburgh on September 16th. Schedule details will be released prior to the opening of camp.

Following is a schedule of games.

Saturday, September 13th vs. Toronto 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 14th vs. Florida 2:00 PM
Monday, September 15th vs. Ottawa 2:00 PM

Penguins.nhl.com (http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=380483&page=NewsPage&service=page)
Good to see that the NHL season going to start in a soon since prospect camp starting soon.