Penguins Set to Open Camp on September 17th


The Penguins will report for training camp on Friday September 17th and hit the ice for the first time on Saturday September 18th at the CONSOL Energy Center.

The first two practice sessions on Saturday September 18th and Sunday September 19th will be open to the public. The event is open seating and will run from 9:00am through 1:30pm. The gates will open at 8:45am. The Penguins will practice at 9:00am each day and take part in an intra-squad scrimmage at 10:00am. All concessions will be open on both days, along with all of the interactive areas and team store.

The Penguins will play six preseason games, beginning with the first-ever hockey game to be played at CONSOL Energy Center against Detroit Sept. 22. The Penguins will also host Columbus Sept. 25 and Chicago Sept. 28. All home games will start at 7 p.m.

The Penguins have three road preseason scheduled this year: at Columbus, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.; Chicago, Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m.; and Detroit, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m.

59 players have been invited to camp — 35 forwards, 17 defensemen and 7 goalies.

Forwards: Craig Adams, Arron Asham, Jesse Boulerice, Tyler Brown, Chris Collins, Chris Connor, Matt Cooke, Mike Comrie, Ryan Craig, Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, Eric Godard, Joey Haddad, Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Johnson, Tyler Kennedy, Tom Kuehnhacki, Chris Kunitz, Mark Letestu, Evgeni Malkin, Taylor Peters, Nicke Peterson, Casey Pierro-Zabotel, Mike Rupp, Ryan Schnell, Zack Sill, Alex Smigelski, Jordan Staal, Brett Sterling, Max Talbot, Eric tangradi, Kevin Veilleux, Joe Vitale, Geoff Walker, Tim Wallace

Defensemen: Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres, Deryk Engelland, Alex Grant, Alex Goligoski, Andre Hutchinson, Kris Letang, Ben Lovejoy, Paul Martin, Reid McNeill, Zbynek Michalek, Brooks Orpik, Corey Potter, Joe Rogalski, Carl Sneep, Brian Strait, Steve Wagner

Goaltenders: John Curry, Marc-Andre Fleury, Brent Johnson, Patrick Killeen, Mattias Modig, Alex Perchursky, Brad Thiessen


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  1. Art

    September 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I noticed that Pechurskiy is invited to camp. I thought he was playing in Russia this year?

  2. Evilpens

    September 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    No it was on the net awhile ago that he was playing in North America

  3. Gregarov

    September 10, 2010 at 5:08 am

    So, is Crosby going to make the team this year? haha

  4. Walshy

    September 10, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Lol nah he missed his chanced to make the Pirates roster, HR’s at batting practice won’t be enough to make it…

  5. worm

    September 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Why aren’t the weekday sessions open to the public? That blows.