From Vinnie & Cook
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Young Pittsburgh Penguins’ winger Beau Bennett is enjoying his first season in the NHL, and he tells Vinnie & Cook all about it on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
This time last year, Bennett had just finished a season at the University of Denver. Now, he’s suiting up alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
“I’m pretty fortunate to be able to play the game I’ve played for fun since I was 5-years-old,” Bennett admits. “If there’s ever anything going on that’s not going my way, I just keep it in perspective. You can’t sweat the small stuff. There’s a lot of other stuff going on in this world that people have to deal with. I just have to be happy every day and grateful for the opportunities.”
Bennett has spent much of the season learning what it takes to play at the top level, and he’s happy to be learning with the Penguins.
“Even if you weren’t playing, it’s beneficial being around these guys. They do so many things well,” said Bennett. “They’re professionals on and off the ice. I’m not one just go around asking questions, so I just watch from a distance and take in as much as I can.”
Bennett also looks ahead to this Friday’s game at Boston, describes what he tries to bring to the ice, and takes us inside his piano lessons as a kid.