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Joseph Morrow
No. 23 Overall
Scott Harrington
No. 54 Overall
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No. 144 Overall
Josh Archibald
No. 174 Overall
Scott Wilson
No. 209 Overall




Pittsburgh Region Shines at Entry Draft
Minnesota may be the state of hockey, but the early part of Draft Weekend had a Pittsburgh feel to it. Four players from the region -- three of whom are graduates of the same minor-hockey program -- were picked in the first 64 selections... more
Penguins Day 2 2011 NHL Draft Picks
The Penguins completed their second day at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center by taking four players (one defensemen and three forwards)... more
Trocheck Ecstatic to be Selected by Florida
No, Upper St. Clair, Pa. native Vince Trocheck wasn’t selected by his hometown team at the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
However, that doesn’t mean Trocheck won’t feel somewhat at home once he reaches the NHL... more
Saad Ensures Pittsburgh Has Best Draft Class Ever
Prior to the 2011 NHL Entry Draft there had never been more than two kids born and trained in Pittsburgh taken in the same draft. That changed within the first 43 picks of the 2011 Entry Draft when the Chicago Blackhawks made Gibsonia, Pa. forward Brandon Saad the third of four Pittsburgh-born players selected in this year’s draft... more
Pens Continue to Add Depth on Defense with Addition of Harrington
The Penguins know the importance of adding depth at every position throughout the organization. But the most critical position in need of continual stockpiling is defense, and the Penguins addressed that situation in the first two rounds of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft... more
Gibson Excited About Joining a Strong Young Nucleus in Anaheim
On Saturday the Ducks took a step towards ensuring they will stay strong between the pipes well into the future when they made Whitehall, Pa. native John Gibson the 39th-overall selection of the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft... more
Penguins Report: 2011 NHL Draft (Day 2)
Check out Michelle Crechiolo's live blog for the latest updates, photos and video from Rounds 2-7 of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, MN. The Penguins hold four picks today... more
Penguins Brass Thrilled to Get Offensive Defenseman Joseph Morrow
The Pittsburgh Penguins have drafted quite a few players with strong hockey lineage in the past few years, and the Penguins went back to the well in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. With the 23rd-overall pick, Pittsburgh selected Portland defenseman Joseph Morrow... more
Penguins Select Defenseman Joseph Morrow With 23rd-Overall Selection
The Penguins took defenseman Joseph Morrow of the Portland Winterhawks with the No. 23-overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft... more
Miller Makes History
Forward J.T. Miller, who split his childhood between East Palestine, Ohio and Coraopolis, Pa., became the highest-drafted Pittsburgh amateur hockey player in NHL Entry Draft history when the New York Rangers made him the 15th overall selection of the 2011 Entry Draft... more
Penguins Report: 2011 NHL Draft (Day 1)
Check out Sam Kasan's live blog for the latest updates from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, MN. The first round will be held tonight, starting at 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. Central) on Versus Network from Xcel Energy Center. The Penguins have the 23rd-overall pick in the first round.... more
Get to Know the Draft-Eligible Prospects
Check out prospect profiles for all of the draft-eligible players ranked by NHL Central Scouting in all four categories -- North American skaters and goalies and European skaters and goalies. The profiles include interesting tidbits about the prospects' hockey backgrounds as well as fun facts (favorite NHL team and player, video game, movie, tv show, video game, restaurant, etc.) and scouting reports... more
Complete Entry Draft Information Available at NHL.com
For the first time since 1989, the NHL Entry Draft will return to the State of Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild and Xcel Energy Center are set to host the two-day event beginning on June 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. ET... more
Order of Selection for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
The Ottawa Senators hold a League-high 12 picks for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, to be held Friday, June 24 (round 1) and Saturday, June 25 (rounds 2-7) at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota... more
Evaluating the Pittsburgh-Area Draft Class
We provided an extensive scouting report on each of the five Pittsburgh-area prospects projected to go in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, with help from Kyle Woodlief, chief scout and publisher of the Red Line Report... more
NHL Hockey Players from Western Pennsylvania
Mount Lebanon native Matt Bartkowski, who made his NHL debut against the Penguins with the Boston Bruins on Jan. 10 at CONSOL Energy Center, is the latest hockey player from Western Pennsylvania to enter the league... more
NHL Network, NHL.Com and NHL Radio to Provide Full Coverage of 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Minnesota
NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Radio will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from Minnesota where NHL clubs gather on Friday night to select their future star players... more
One Year Later: Beau Bennett
Beau Bennett reflected on the changes he's undergone both physically and mentally in the 12 months that have gone by since being selected by the Penguins in the first round (20th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft... more
On the Fast Track
Gibsonia native Brandon Saad began skating at the age of 2 and began playing organized hockey shortly after. He is now projected as a potential first-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, as he is ranked No. 19 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting and as No. 21 overall on the Red Line Report... more
Gibson Enjoying Draft Experience
John Gibson didn’t get a lot of breaks growing up playing hockey, as the Whitehall native got cut from a number of teams he tried out for. But he stuck with the game because he loved it, and now Gibson is the No. 1-ranked North American goaltender for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft... more
It's Miller Time
While J.T. Miller – who got his start with the Beaver Badgers, a AA team based out of Beaver County, Pa. – is pleased with his stellar performance at the World Under-18 Championships, he still isn’t done making an impact on those who will help shape his hockey career... more
Trocheck Is Product of Penguins Influence
Vince Trocheck moved to Detroit from Pittsburgh when he was 13 to further his hockey career. But looking back, he believes the developmental system in the Pittsburgh area has developed to a point where youth hockey players in Western Pennsylvania won’t have to go elsewhere to get exposure... more
Pittsburgh's Fab Five
The NHL Entry Draft has historically been dominated by Canadian-born players, and the American-born players that do end up being selected in the draft tend to hail from hockey hotbeds like Minnesota, Massachusetts and Michigan. But this year, Pittsburgh will be amply represented, as the Steel City is set to have its best NHL draft class ever... more
Penguins Top All-Time Draft Picks by Round
As general manager Ray Shero and his staff prepare for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minn., we take a moment to reflect back on the Penguins’ top all-time draft choices by round. It won’t be hard to take note of the fact that many of those highlighted helped Pittsburgh capture its three Stanley Cup championships... more
The Best of the First Round, From No. 1 to No. 30
Here's a look at some of the best choices in the history of the NHL Draft, as determined by where they were selected among the top 30 picks. (Up and coming includes players taken from 2007-10)... more
Four Pittsburgh Natives Projected as Top 2011 NHL Entry Draft Picks
Four NHL draft-eligible prospects who came up through the Pittsburgh amateur hockey system and the Pittsburgh Hornets amateur program are projected to be selected at the NHL Entry Draft... more
The Art of Scouting, Part III: Under Pressure
Penguins prospect Simon Despres, born and raised in Laval, Quebec, has dealt with being under a microscope for most of his life. He’s more or less used to it. But even Despres admitted the constant scrutiny that high-profile prospects must endure leading up to the NHL Entry Draft took its toll at times... more
The Art of Scouting, Part II: Why the Penguins Chose Simon Despres
How did the Penguins scouting staff decide back in 2009 that Simon Despres was a name they would feel comfortable with having at the top of their draft board when it came time for them to make their selection?... more
The Art of Scouting
Ron Pyette, 38, has been an amateur scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the past three years. He gave us an inside look into the scouting process, as well as some interesting tidbits he’s experienced over the years... more
Week in the Life of an NHL Scout
The life of an NHL amateur scout is a demanding yet rewarding profession. Scouts spend the majority of their life on the road – living out of hotel rooms, working long hours, eating at local restaurants and spending endless days at the hockey rink evaluating talent... more
What the Penguins Look for in Prospects
What, exactly, are the Penguins looking for in prospects? According to Penguins GM Ray Shero, figuring out what qualities the prototypical Penguins player should possess has been a work in progress since he arrived in Pittsburgh five years ago... more
Inside Look at the Penguins Draft Process
With the 2011 NHL Entry Draft fast approaching, we sat down with Penguins assistant general manager Jason Botterill to discuss the mentality behind the team’s draft philosophy and the structure of the actual draft process... more
   Take a look back at some of the players previously selected at 23rd in the NHL Draft!
Penguins Own 23rd Pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the 2011 NHL Entry Draft with five selections, including the 23rd-overall pick in the first round. The 2011 draft will be held Friday, June 24 (Round 1) and Saturday, June 25 (Rounds 2-7) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN... more


John
Gibson
SELECTED
BY

NO. 39 OVERALL
 
Brandon
Saad
SELECTED
BY

NO. 43 OVERALL
  
J.T.
Miller

SELECTED
BY

NO. 15 OVERALL

 
Vince
Trocheck
SELECTED
BY

NO. 64 OVERALL
 



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