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Report: Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal

NHL free agency began Wednesday at noon, but it’s a blockbuster trade that has stole the headlines. The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded first-line right winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports the Penguins will send forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington and a draft pick to the Leafs...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Revisiting The Penguins 2014 Draft Class

Drafting is about as inexact of a science as you’ll find. Year after year, NHL clubs labor over in-person viewings, video, and player interviews to determine the best fit for their hockey club. With curves like development, injuries, and mental stability waiting in the wings to throw wrenches into the best laid plans, we take a moment to look back on the 2014 draft class of the...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Won The Lottery With Kasperi Kapanen by @pghgirl15222

This Penguins preseason has been a game of injuries and puzzle pieces. With two of the best players in the game missing from the lineup it seems as if one of the most consistent things on the Penguins roster thus far has been this year’s first round draft pick Kasperi Kapanen.The rookie forward has quite frankly looked absolutely fantastic thus far further proving that a whole...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 4 – Kapanen Scores in a 2-1 Win over Columbus

By: Meesh Shanmugam *Preseason Intro* Welcome back everyone! With a new season, new coach, new GM, and new hope (at least temporarily), I’ll be working on some new formats for the postgame thoughts before the regular season arrives. Ideas and suggestions are very much encouraged; let me know what you want to see and read about! Goal assessments and descriptions will return when...
Via The PensNation
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Kasperi Kapanen to miss rookie tournament

Pittsburgh Penguins released a statement saying their 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, Kasperi Kapanen will miss rookie camp this weekend.#451366954 / gettyimages.comKapanen suffered an injury this summer and he is still rehabbing it. Though he will miss rookie camp the Penguins say he could possibly be back during the NHL training camp.Penguins sixth-round prospect (177th...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins next ones: Kasperi Kapanen

Welcome back to Next Ones, an ongoing series examine each one of the Penguins top prospects.  This week’s edition is all about the pens 2014 first-round draft pick, Kasperi Kapanen. Kasperi Kapanen Birthday: July 23rd, 1996 (18)  Birthplace – Kuipio, Finland Hight – 6’0   Weight- 18o lbs   Position: (LW/RW)  Shoots: Right  2013/14 Stats: 47 games, 7 goals, 7 assists...
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at Kasperi Kapanen And The Rest Of the Pens' Young Forwards by @MadChad and @H_P_Hockey

The Pittsburgh Penguins' rookie development camp has come and gone, and now it's time to take a hard look at what transpired during the week. During the scrimmage, I had the privalage to check up with Tony Androckitis, who covers the Wilkes/Barre Baby Pens for Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Kasperi Kapanen to Entry-Level Contract

It has been an exciting past two weeks for Penguins prospect Kasperi Kapanen. His first big day came exactly two weeks ago when the 17-year-old winger was selected 22nd overall by Pittsburgh on June 27th. Two weeks later, he now has a contract with the team. Jim Rutherford announced the 3-year entry-level contract Kapanen signed today. Kapenen will also be participating in the team’s...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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