Esposito Makes First Appearance In Pittsburgh
It may have been a normal Tuesday afternoon on the outside.
But, inside Southpointe, there was a flurry of action on the ice as Pittsburgh Penguins rookie conditioning camp got underway.
The nearly three dozen Penguins prospects went through medical testing in the morning before heading to Southpointe in the afternoon for some on-ice work. The emphasis was on skating and power skating instructor Besa Tsintsadze put the players through an intense workout.
One of those players in attendance was Angelo Espostio, the Penguins’ 2007 first-round draft choice. It was his first appearance in
“I guess you could say at the draft it was a long wait. I was a little disappointed when the Montreal Canadiens passed me up, but I ended up here in
Esposito has a unique opportunity playing with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. The
“It’s something pretty special. I grew up in
Esposito, a center, credits
“It is a difficult adjustment, but I guess I learned. One reason that Patrick put me on the wing was to make sure that I’d know how to play the wing if I ever have to play it in my career. It’s a different position, but you get used to it,” Esposito said. “I enjoyed playing left wing, but I’ve always played center growing up. Wherever I play – I just want to play. If they put me on the wing, then I am going to make sure I can play the wing.”
Once rookie camp is over, Esposito will return to
“I work out two or three hours a day, six days a week. I am going to do some on-ice work once I get back to