Despite constantly being among the top teams in the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins have managed to maintain a strong stable of young talent due to solid drafting. They do an outstanding job of targeting players that fit the Pittsburgh mold, and they aren't afraid to trade up to take a guy they like.
Their move for Tristan Jarry in the second round of the 2013 draft is a prime example.
The likes of Aaron Ekblad or Leon Draisaitl would obviously fit in wonderfully in Pittsburgh, but the Penguins are not going to finish the season in a position to draft a highly coveted player in the first round.
Barring a huge trade or major collapse, the scouts will try to do what they've always done by finding high-reward players beyond the 15th overall pick.
That's the cutoff I'm using. If a guy is pegged as a player who will go in the top half of the draft, I'm assuming Pittsburgh won't be able to draft him. That doesn't mean there aren't several outstanding options worth keeping an eye on though.
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