Sunday, July 01, 2007

March of the Penguins



Today’s news is from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ organization, Earlier this week, rumors emerged that BU’s All-American (East) goalie John Curry had signed a pro contract with Pittsburgh. Pens’ fan site Faceoff Factor now has confirmed that the Shorewood, Minnesota, product has been inked to a two-year deal.

The Penguins hold the draft rights to Notre Dame’s David Brown, the All-American West goalie, and St. Cloud netminder Goepfert, but according to pittsburghlive.com , the team will not pursue a contract with Goepfert, who began his college career at Providence and once considered transferring to BU. Like Curry, Brown and Goepfert have concluded their college eligibility.
Former Terrier Ryan Whitney has blossomed as a Penguin, who teamed him last season with ex-BC Eagle Brooks Orpik. Rob Scuderi also is a member of the blueline contingent and ex-Harvard d-man Ryan Lannon will be looking for chance to make the big club this season.

The Pens’ summer conditioning camp for rookies and prospects brought together as teammates Commonwealth Avenue rivals Brian Strait and BC’s Carl Sneep. NHL.com described some of the “team building” off-ice activities, quoting Strait, while a video clip provides further illustrations. The value to college-eligible prospects of attending the camp at their own expense is examined by the Post-Gazette. Another Terrier currently in an NHL development camp is Eric Gryba, who is in Ottawa at the Senators' camp.

1 comment:

Terrier Blogger said...

Ryan Whitney reportedly has re-upped with Pittsburgh for $24 million covering six years.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=212417&hubname=nhl

Nice, Ryan, very nice.

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