5 Players to Watch at Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp

5 Players to Watch at Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp

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With the Pittsburgh Penguins' Development Camp well underway, 47 players have taken the ice hoping to one day fulfill their dream of donning an NHL jersey and playing on the grandest stage of all. Here are five players to keep an eye on at Penguins camp.

5. Jean-Sebastien Dea – Forward

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5. Jean-Sebastien Dea – Forward

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Jean-Sebastien Dea made his AHL debut last year with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, but he made the biggest impact with Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Dea led his QMJHL squad with 49 goals and has the potential to one day become a top-six forward in the NHL. He is still at least a year or two away from making his NHL debut, but his proven offensive ability in an elite junior level makes him a guy to watch.

4. Tristan Jarry – Goalie

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4. Tristan Jarry – Goalie

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With Marc-Andre Fleury creeping into his 30s, the Penguins are going to be in need of a replacement sooner rather than later. Last year, Tristan Jarry was named the top goaltender of the Western Hockey League, boasting a 44-13-3 record, eight shutouts, 2.24 goals against average and .914 save percentage. He's also a proven winner, having won the WHL Championship twice and the 2014 Memorial Cup with the Edmonton Oil Kings.

3. Scott Harrington – Defenseman

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3. Scott Harrington – Defenseman

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After being a two-time Ontario Hockey league All-Star in 2012 and 2013, Scott Harrington became a staple on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton blue line last season. Harrington was second among defensemen in scoring and will likely make his NHL debut at some point next season. With the NHL's Penguins losing three defensemen so far this offseason, Harrington could prove at camp that he is ready to make the next step.

2. Kasperi Kapanen – Forward

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2. Kasperi Kapanen – Forward

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Kasperi Kapanen was chosen 22nd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 NHL Draft, and his play at camp could very well determine his role for the upcoming season. Some speculators have said that Kapanen has the talent to play alongside Sidney Crosby, while others believe that he should develop in the AHL for a year or two.

1. Brian Dumoulin – Defenseman

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1. Brian Dumoulin – Defenseman

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Brian Dumoulin is just one of two players at the Penguins' developmental camp who had playing time in the NHL last year (forward Adam Payeri is the other), and he will need to look sharp in order to become an NHL regular for the upcoming season. With Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen and Deryk Engelland all donning different uniforms next year, Dumoulin could very easily step up and become a staple to the Penguins' third defensive pairing in 2014-15.

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