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Free Scrimmage To Be Held During Pens’ Development Camp

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hockey fans will have a chance to check out the future faces of the Pittsburgh Penguins next weekend as part of the team’s prospect development camp.

The annual camp opens on Tuesday, July 12 and culminates on Saturday, July 16 with scrimmage that is free and open to the public. It begins at 3 p.m.

Penguins officials say parking at all CONSOL Energy Center lots will be free and the doors at the Trib Total Media Gate will open to fans at 2:30 p.m. The PensGear store and several concession stands will also be open for the event.

This year’s camp roster includes a familiar face in forward Eric Tangradi and the team’s first round draft picks from 2009 – defenseman Simon Despres, 2010 – forward Beau Bennett, and 2011 – defenseman Joseph Morrow. Find the full roster at this link.

During the camp, the prospects and rookies will also take part in workouts, seminars, medical and fitness testing and other meetings.

Running the camp will be John Hynes and Alain Nasreddine, the coaches of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins; Tom Fitzgerald, the assistant to the Pens’ general manager, as well as goaltending coach Gilles Meloche, player development coach Bill Guerin and strength and conditioning coaches Mike Kadar and Joe Lorincz.

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