Entering the weekend of the 2013 NHL entry draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins possessed a fairly scant array of picks. They relinquished their right to make any selections in the first or second round with pre-deadline trades for Jarome Iginla and Douglas Murray, thus giving the Flames and Sharks Nos. 28 and 58 overall, respectively.
Another deal with San Jose, completed shortly before the draft began, allowed Pittsburgh to restore its spot in the second round. Tyler Kennedy went to the Sharks with the Penguins taking the No. 50 overall pick in return.
Nothing that the Pens cultivate on the final day of June in Newark is likely to impact their immediate future. Nonetheless, a front office must always stay on a swivel to sustain stability in the present and keep all shelves quantitatively and qualitatively stocked for the long run.
How did general manager Ray Shero and company go about that on Sunday? Here is a round-by-round recap of Pittsburgh’s 2013 draft choices.