Prospect Update (12/4/13)

Update on prospects not playing for Wilkes-Barre or Wheeling.

Matt Murray (G – Sault Ste. Marie): Matt is currently ranked as the number one goalie in the entire Ontario Hockey League.  Through 22 games he has a GAA of 2.28 and a .927 save percentage.  He has posted a 15-4 record including three shutouts. Murray was named OHL player of the week earlier in November.  He was also chosen to play in the Subway Super Series for Team OHL against Russia. Murray was selected by the Penguins in the third round (83rd overall) in the 2012 entry draft.

Tristan Jarry (G – Edmonton Oil Kings): Like Matt, Tristan has also been a formidable goalie in his respective league. He currently ranks as the second best goalie in the Western Hockey League. Through 21 games he has a GAA of 2.08 and a save percentage of .921.  His record is 16-7 with one shutout. Tristan was the Pens’ first pick (2nd round – 44th overall) in the 2013 entry draft.

Sean Maguire (G – Boston University): Sean has seen five games in net for BU.  He has a save percentage of .929 and a GAA of 2.49. Also, Sean gets bonus points for having an awesome twitter. Boston University currently sits just outside the USCHO top twenty rankings.  Sean was drafted in the fourth round (113th overall) by the Pens in the 2012 entry draft.

Alexander Pechurskiy (G – Metallurg Magnitogorsk): Alex is a backup goalie in the KHL. He’s seen four games of action and posts a GAA of 2.30 and a save percentage of .914.  He also has a point, so there’s that.  Metallurg Magnitogorsk is currently in sixth place in the KHL rankings.  We may have a potential Gagarin Cup winner in our organization. Alex was selected in the 2008 entry draft (5th round – 150th overall) by the Penguins. He has played one game at the NHL level. Well, half a game at the NHL level. (And they spelled his name wrong on his jersey because they didn’t have another Y and he didn’t have a Pens mask so he wore a white mask and put Penguins stickers on it)

Derrick Pouliot (D – Portland Winterhawks): Derrick’s gotten off to one of the most impressive starts of the Pens prospects, which isn’t surprising. He’s averaging over a point per game as a defenseman with 7 goals and 16 assists in 22 games. He was one of twenty-nine players selected to the Canada U20 Team Selection Camp.  I have no doubt we’ll see him have an impact in Malmo when the World Juniors get here. (Which is coming up really fast!) Derrick was selected by the Penguins in the first round (8th overall) in the 2012 entry draft. The pick to select him was part of the Jordan Staal to Carolina  trade.

Ryan Segalla (D – U of Connecticut): Ryan is a shutdown defenseman who has tallied two assists in nine games this season..  Ryan was drafted by the Penguins in the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2013 entry draft.</p><p>Dane Birks (D – Merritt Centennials):  Through 18 games, Dane has one goal and eight assists.  He also tallied two assists in four games as a member of the Canada West U19 team. Dane was drafted by the Pens in the 2013 entry draft, going in the sixth round (164th overall).

Clark Seymour (D – Peterborough Petes): The Petes assistant captain has notched three goals, 10 assists, and 48 penalty minutes through 25 games. Seymour was selected by the Pens in the fifth round (143rd overall) in the 2012 entry draft.

Josh Archibald (F – Nebraska-Omaha): Josh is averaging just over a point per game, tallying ten goals and five assists in just fourteen games.  He leads the Mavericks in both goals and points. Nebraska-Omaha is currently ranked sixteenth in the USCHO rankings, and is at the top of the NCHC standings. He was drafted by the Penguins in the 6th round (174th overall) in the 2011 entry draft.

Matia Marcanutoni (F – Kitchener Rangers): The Rangers assistant captain has notched six goals and five assists in twenty games played. However, Kitchener has not gotten off to the start it had hoped for, as they are currently last in the Midwest division. Matia was taken in the fourth round (92nd overall) by the Penguins in the 2012 entry draft.

Scott Wilson (F – UMass-Lowell): In six games played, Scott has two goals and nine points.  After making the Frozen Four in 2013, UMass-Lowell currently sits in the 7th spot in the USCHO rankings. Scott was drafted by the Penguins in the 7th round (209th overall) in the 2011 entry draft.

Oskar Sundqvist (F – Skelleftea): Playing in the Swedish Hockey League, Oskar has played 23 games and recorded two goals and three assists. He is a plus 3 on the year. He also notched one goal in three games with the Sweden U20 team. Sundqvist was taken in the 2012 draft by the Penguins in the 3rd round (81st overall).

 Jake Guentzel (F – Nebraska-Omaha): The second Pens prospect to be currently playing for Nebraska-Omaha has two goals and eight assists in fourteen games. He was taken by the Penguins in the third round (77th overall) in the 2013 entry draft.  Penguins forward Jayson Megna also played for the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.

Blaine Byron (F – U of Maine): Blaine has tallied  four goals and four assists in thirteen games played. Maine currently sits just outside the USCHO rankings. He was drafted by the Pens in the sixth round (179th overall) in the 2013 entry draft.

Jean-Sebastien Dea (F – Rouyn-Noranda): JSD is averaging just above a point per game.  In 27 games he has put up 24 goals and four assists. These numbers have him as the Huskies’ second best scorer. Dea was undrafted, but signed with the Penguins after an impressive rookie camp.

Troy Josephs (F – Clarkson University): Taken by the Penguins in the 7th round (209th overall) in the 2013 entry draft, Troy has notched one goal and two assists in twelve games with the Golden Knights. Clarkson is currently ranked 10th in the USCHO rankings.

Bryan Rust (F – Notre Dame): Notre Dame’s assitant captain has three goals and  nine assists through sixteen games. The Fighting Irish is ranked thirteenth in the USCHO rankings. Rust was selected by the Penguins in the third round (80th overall) in the 2010 entry draft.

Teddy Blueger (F – Minnesota State): Latvia shoutout! Through fourteen games, Blueger has tallied three goals and and six assists. He also had two assists in one game played with the Latvia U20 team. Minnesota State is currently just outside the USCHO rankings. Blueger was selected in the second round (52nd overall) in the 2012 entry draft by the Penguins.

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