Penguins Keep Quiet On 2nd Day Of NHL Draft
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After an action-packed first round of the NHL Draft for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the second day has been more routine.
The Penguins traded Jordan Staal and Zbynek Michalek on the first day of the draft, but as of 11 a.m. on Saturday, General Manager Ray Shero has been quiet on the trade front.
However, the Penguins have been busy with the fast-paced nature of rounds two through seven of the Draft.
Here’s a list of the Penguins’ draft picks on day two:
- Theodor Blueger (2nd round, 52nd overall) – Center – Shattuck-St. Mary’s (High School)
- Oskar Sundqvist (3rd round, 81st overall) – Center – Skelleftea Jr. (Sweden)
- Matthew Murray (3rd round, 83rd overall) – Goaltender – Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
- Matia Marcantuoni (4th round, 92nd overall) – Center – Kitchener (OHL)
- Sean Maguire (4th round, 113th overall) – Goaltender – Powell River (BCHL)
- Clark Seymour (5th round, 143rd overall) – Defenseman – Peterbrorough (OHL)
- Anton Zlobin (6th round, 173rd overall) –Right Wing – Shawinigan (QMJHL)
- No picks in seventh round.
On Friday the Penguins selected defenseman Derrick Pouliot from the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks with the No. 8 overall pick, which was acquired in a trade which sent Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Later in the evening, the Penguins elected to hold onto their No. 22 overall pick and selected defenseman Olli Maatta of the OHL’s London Knights.