Four Pens Prospects Headed back to Junior Teams…


The Penguins are back from London, Ontario where they conducted their prospect camp and tournament and they have made a couple of personnel moves.

Four players will be returned their Junior teams and will not take part in the team’s full training camp that kicks off Saturday. Tom Kuenhnackl and Taylor Peters and defensemen Reid McNeill and Joe Rogalski will all head back to their Junior teams.

Kuehnhackl, McNeill and Rogalski were drafted by Pittsburgh in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and will be playing in the Ontario Hockey League this season. Peters joined the team as on an amateur tryout basis and returns to the Western Hockey League.

Kuehnhackl (fourth round, 110th overall) enters his first season with Windsor. McNeill (sixth round, 170th overall) will play his second year with London. Rogalski (sixth round, 152nd overall) will be in his fourth campaign with Sarnia.

Peters will play with Portland of the WHL.


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