3:05 AM EDT, Tue October 27, 2020
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Trevor Daley named Hockey Operations Adviser with the Penguins

Trevor Daley named Hockey Operations Adviser with the Penguins

Photo by Patrick Smith/ The former Penguins defenseman will take on a new role off the ice. The Penguins announced Monday afternoon that Trevor Daley has been named a Hockey Operations Adviser with the team. The Penguins have added Trevor Daley as a Hockey Operations Advisor. Full details: https://t.co/ghPfX6hTaz pic.twitter.com/Ed5zcoacIk— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 26, 2020 This news comes after earlier in the day, Jason Karmanos was “relieved of his duties” as assistant general manager. In a release from the team, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford stated...
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Jason Karmanos “relieved of duties” as Penguins assistant GM

Jason Karmanos “relieved of duties” as Penguins assistant GM

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The offseason shakeup continues with a longterm Jim Rutherford assistant out This one is a bit of a surprise. It was announced today that the Penguins have removed Jason Karmanos from the organization. GM Jim Rutherford: “We would like to thank Jason Karmanos for his contributions to the organization over the past six years. I have been evaluating our hockey operations department, and this is the first part of the process to re-organize our group.”— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 26, 2020 Karmanos has been with the Pens as long as Rutherford....
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On Loan: Checking up with players who the Penguins have sent out on loan

On Loan: Checking up with players who the Penguins have sent out on loan

Since the season isn’t going as usual, the Penguins have sent 7 players/prospects away to play this fall. A look at how they’re doing! It’s late October and that should mean professional hockey is gearing up to full throttle. That’s not the case in North America, with unknown plans to start the 2020-21 season. With that in mind, teams have loaned out young players to Europe, especially for natives or where connections are already established. The Penguins are no different with seven players loaned out during this unknown autumn to let some players get some hockey work and games...
Oct 25, 2020
SBN Reacts: Pens’ fans grade out the offseason moves so far

SBN Reacts: Pens’ fans grade out the offseason moves so far

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via A mixed bag from Penguin fans surveyed about moves the team has made so far This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged-in Penguins fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Never before has a league advanced from crowning a champion through the biggest moments of the offseason. Just a few weeks after the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup, the NHL has already hosted the 2020 Draft and gone through the first wave of free agency. For the Penguins, it...
Oct 25, 2020
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #20 Lukas Svejkovsky

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #20 Lukas Svejkovsky

Photo by Marissa Baecker/ A 2020 draft pick with a great pedigree checks in at #20 on our countdown of the best young players in the Penguins’ organization Our annual 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed#25: Radim Zohorna#24: Judd Caulfield#23: Will Reilly#22: Jan Drozg#21: Sam Miletic #20 Lukas Svejkovsky, RW 2019 Ranking: NR Age: 18 (November 23, 2001)Acquired 4th round pick, 2020Height/Weight: 5’10, 165 pounds Highlights: Lukas Svejkovsky (2020 Draft) - number 20 C,...
Oct 24, 2020
Dominik Simon says goodbye to Pittsburgh

Dominik Simon says goodbye to Pittsburgh

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Dominik Simon, the often polarizing winger, is a Pittsburgh Penguin no more. After not receiving a qualifying offer from the Penguins, Simon became an unrestricted free agent. Now, Simon has a new team, as he has signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Calgary Flames. Simon’s tenure with the Penguins was nothing if not entertaining for two divided portions of the fanbase. While his advanced metrics were very well-received by those that follow the statistics (he held a 54.4 CF% and a 54.6 FF% over his career), many felt he did not produce enough tangible...
Oct 24, 2020
Pens Points: Dominik Simon signs with the Flames

Pens Points: Dominik Simon signs with the Flames

The end of an era. The bird has left it’s nest. Well that’s it folks. The Dominik SImon chapter has officially closed (for the time being) when SImon signed a one-year dear with the Calgary Flames yesterday. He was drafted in the fifth round in 2015 and scored 19 goals and 45 assists in 173 regular season games and also chipped in four assists in 12 playoff games with Pittsburgh. [NHL] ✍️ time!The #Flames have inked forward Dominik Simon to a one-year deal! https://t.co/Zz7dbRfIcz— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 22, 2020 Simon rode shotgun to Sidney Crosby in his...
Oct 23, 2020
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #21 - Sam Miletic

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #21 - Sam Miletic

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports An AHL All Star checks in at #21 on our 2020 countdown of the top young players in the Penguins’ organization Our annual 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed#25: Radim Zohorna#24: Judd Caulfield#23: Will Reilly#22: Jan Drozg #21 Sam Miletic, LW 2019 Ranking: #16 Age: 23 (May 4, 1997)Acquired Via: undrafted free agentHeight/Weight: 6’0, 196 pounds Elite Prospects resume: Highlights: GOAL GIF - Sam Miletic with the...
Oct 23, 2020
Penguins receive an above average grade for their offseason from ESPN

Penguins receive an above average grade for their offseason from ESPN

Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/ The Penguins received a B- for their 2020 offseason. The Penguins offseason was a little bit of a rollercoaster ride. They traded for Kasperi Kapanen, Matt Murray, bought out the contract of Jack Johnson, signed Cody Ceci, traded Patric Hornqvist, and acquired Mike Matheson among other moves. In an article grading every team’s offseason moves ($), the ESPN hockey crew graded the Penguins offseason at a B-. In their analysis, they mentioned that the team’s smartest move was buying out the contract of Jack Johnson, which I think is something...
Oct 22, 2020
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #22 - Jan Drozg

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #22 - Jan Drozg

Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via A longterm prospect, Drozg got his feet wet in North America last season Our annual 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed#25: Radim Zohorna#24: Judd Caulfield#23: Will Reilly #22 Jan Drozg, RW 2019 Ranking: #21 Age: 21 (April 1, 1999) Acquired Via: 2017 draft, 5th round Height/Weight: 6’2, 165 pounds Elite Prospects resume: Highlights: Jan Drozg ruins the shutout. pic.twitter.com/ElOs5LDf4K— LGA585 (formerly...
Oct 22, 2020
Pens Points: Minor Moves

Pens Points: Minor Moves

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Gary Roberts has a new job, another Penguins prospect is in Europe, and we see how salary arbitration has changed over the years. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! While the Pittsburgh Penguins free agent fanfare has died down quite a bit, that doesn't mean the team isn't in the news. Here are some new Pens Points for this Thursday morning... Former Penguins forward Gary Roberts has been hired by the Seattle Kraken as a sports performance consultant. [Trib Live] Another Penguins player has been loaned to a European team. Cameron Lee, the...
Oct 21, 2020
Penguins pay tribute to the retired Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick

Penguins pay tribute to the retired Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via The legendary announcer’s retirement was announced on Monday. The Penguins paid tribute to the recently retired Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick who has become a legend amount fans of all sports, but especially hockey. Emrick’s retirement was announced on Monday and tributes came in from all around the sports world. Those tributes included from the Penguins. On Monday, the Penguins shared a video with some of the biggest moments in franchise history which were called by Emrick. Our fondest memories.Our greatest feats.The moments we all...
Oct 21, 2020
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #23 - Will Reilly

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #23 - Will Reilly

via RPI Athletics After four years of college hockey, Will Reilly is ready to join the pro ranks in 2020-21. Our annual 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed #25: Radim Zohorna #24: Judd Caulfield #23: Will Reilly, RD 2019 Ranking: NR Age: 23 (DOB: July 23, 1997) Acquired: 2017 NHL Draft, 7th Round (217th Overall) Height/Weight: 6’2”/196 pounds Elite Prospects Resume: Scouting Report “Reilly was a top defenseman in the ECAC as a senior. He’s a defenseman...
Oct 20, 2020
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #24 - Judd Caulfield

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #24 - Judd Caulfield

Photo by Kevin Light/ A big forward will try to earn his way up the ranks with size and play away from the puck to play a role for his teams. Our annual 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed#25: Radim Zohorna#24: Judd Caulfield #24 Judd Caulfield, RW 2019 Ranking: #23 Age: 19 (March 19, 2001) Acquired Via: 2019 draft, 5th round Height/Weight: 6’3, 203 pounds Elite Prospects resume: Scouting report: “He certainly has some skill in his game, but that’s not...
Oct 20, 2020
P.K. Subban talks about the time he almost got drafted by the Penguins

P.K. Subban talks about the time he almost got drafted by the Penguins

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via History would have been much different if the 2007 NHL draft unfolded with Subban as a Penguin Here’s a very interesting “what if” — P.K. Subban did an interview with Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski from ESPN and shared a story about how he thought for a little while that the Pittsburgh Penguins were going to draft him. Here’s P.K: I wasn’t really thinking about going to the draft in the first place, because I didn’t even have to go to the combine. I think it was only the top hundred or 150 ranked players that went to the combine. But I did...