What to Expect from Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects at IIHF World Juniors

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What to Expect from Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects at IIHF World Juniors
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Defenseman Scott Harrington in a CHL prospects game.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are well-represented in the 2013 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships—four prospects will play in the under-20 ice hockey tournament. Fans should have high expectations for the young studs.

The four youngsters that will travel to Ufa, Russia are Scott Harrington, Theodor Blueger, Anton Zlobin and Olli Maatta.

The four of them will have one collective goal—to impress the Pittsburgh brass. Each player will demonstrate strengths while simultaneously striving to grow in weaker areas.

A standout performance will certainly be taken into consideration down the road when the team is deciding which prospects to call up to Pittsburgh.

Derrick Pouliot was slated to skate with Team Canada, but was cut on Dec. 12th. The eighth overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft will have to wait until next year to show what he’s made of in the tournament.

As it is, though, we will get to see four future Penguins demonstrate their talent on the international stage.

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