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Ready, Pittsburgh? The Future is 48 Hours Away

The clock is ticking - the 2019 EHEC Entry Draft kicks off in barely more than 48 hours.

When that time comes, fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins will get to find out who the next face of the franchise is, after Cody Hodgson was traded for a package including the second overall pick.

The race is close between the top two prospects in the draft. American centre Jack Hughes and Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko are both elite offensive players, and there is little reason to believe that the Penguins will go off the board with one of these two players available. Whoever the Penguins end up taking second overall, they will have the pressure of being the main piece of the Cody Hodgson trade attached to them. But they will also have the opportunity to lead a team that's looking for it's new star. Hughes is a better skater, a more dynamic offensive player, the best passer in his draft class and just may have the ability to be the best passer in the league. Kakko is a little bit more pro ready, and he's a better shooter and better defensively. They are different players, but they are both undeniably elite prospects.

The Penguins - an older team that struggled to a 33-37-12 record last year - have entered a rebuild that has seen the team more or less blown apart over the last 8 days. Not much remains as the new GM has sought to revamp the roster, adding youth and depth. On that end, it's mission accomplished - a team with an average age of 30.6 years now projects to field a roster with an average age around 27, and it could get younger quickly, with players like Jesperi Kotkaniemi and two top-10 picks pushing for roster spots. The cost, of course, has been at the top end of the roster as Cody Hodgson, Evgeni Malkin, Nathan Horton, Jonathan Blum, and Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson are no more. David Krejci, Mattias Tedenby, Brandon Saad, Jeremy Roy, and Jacob Trouba are the top newcomers. They are joined by unproven youngsters with impressive skillsets like Jared McCann and Gustav Forsling and role players like Nikolas Brouillard and Laurent Dauphin.
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TEAM INFORMATION
General Manager Available
Hired July 2016
AHL Affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Stadium CONSOL Energy Center
LATEST NEWS
Pens Hire New GM, Rebuilding in Progress
Penguins sign Horcoff for 1 year
TEAM HISTORY
Season
GP
W
L
OTL
PTS
Result
09/10
82
39
35
8
86
Did Not Qualify
10/11
82
54
25
3
111
Lost in SCF
11/12
82
54
19
9
117
Lost in ECF
12/13
82
58
22
2
118
Won Stanley Cup
13/14
82
55
22
5
115
Won Stanley Cup
14/15
82
50
27
5
105
Lost in WCF
15/16
82
47
26
9
103
Lost in ECQF
16/17
82
52
23
7
111
Lost in ECF
17/18
82
30
42
10
70
Did Not Qualify
DRAFT PICKS OWNED
Year
Picks Owned
2019
NYI 1, NYR 1, OTT 1; EDM 2, NJ 2, SJ 2; MIN 3, MTL 3; MIN 4; NYR 5.
2020
MTL 1, PIT 1, TB 1; NJ 2, PIT 2; CGY 3; PIT 4; PIT 5.
2021
PIT 2; PIT 3; PIT 4; PIT 5.
2022
PIT 1; PIT 2; PIT 3; PIT 4; PIT 5.
2023
PIT 1; PIT 2; PIT 3; PIT 4; PIT 5.

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