TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Looking back on former Penguins GM Shero's drafts

Penguins/NHL Videos

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9:39 p.m.
 

Perceived poor drafting was one reason given by Penguins ownership for dismissing former general manager Ray Shero. A look into what Shero's eight drafts (2006-13) produced:

• Prospects drafted: 50

• Drafted prospects by position: defensemen (20), wingers (13), centers (11), goalies (6)

• Picks traded: 13

• Drafted prospects traded: 5

• First-round picks/drafted players traded: 4

• Most picks: 9 (2012)

• Fewest picks: 4 (2008)

• Still with Penguins/in system: 27

• Games played for Penguins: 840

• Goals scored by wingers: 7*

* — Excludes goals scored by centers Jordan Staal and Dustin Jeffrey when they played as wingers

Prospect watch

The 11 prospects from the 2006-13 NHL Entry Draft classes who played for the Penguins:

Player (position) Pick Games Stats

Jordan Staal (center) 2006, RD 1 431 120 goals, 128 assists

Dustin Jeffrey (center) 2007, RD 6 100 15 goals, 13 assists

Simon Despres (defense) 2009, RD 1 85 3 goals, 13 assists

Olli Maatta (defense) 2012, RD 1 78 9 goals, 20 assists

Robert Bortuzzo (defense) 2007, RD 3 75 2 goals, 12 assists

Beau Bennett (winger) 2010, RD 1 47 6 goals, 15 assists

Brian Strait (defense) 2006, RD 3 12 0 goals, 1 assist

Luca Caputi (winger) 2007, RD 4 5 1 goal, 0 assists

Philip Samuelsson (defense) 2009, RD 2 5 0 goals, 0 assists

Carl Sneep (defense) 2006, RD 2 1 0 goals, 1 assist

Alexander Pechurskiy (goalie) 2008, RD 5 1 0-0-0, 1.69 GAA

Return on investments

Notable players acquired by the Penguins for packages that included picks from the 2006-13 NHL Entry Drafts:

• Wingers Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis (2008)

Prospects/pick surrendered: center Angelo Esposito, 2009 Round 1

• Defenseman Hal Gill (2008)

Picks surrendered: 2008 Round 2, 2009 Round 5

Hossa left via free agency after contributing 12 goals and 26 points to the Penguins' 2008 Stanley Cup Final run. Dupuis and Gill remained as regulars — and penalty-kill staples — for the Penguins' Cup club in 2009.

• Winger Bill Guerin (2009)

Pick surrendered: 2009 Round 3

Guerin was the Penguins' third-leading scorer with 15 points during that 2009 championship postseason.

• Jarome Iginla (2013)

Prospects/pick surrendered: Wingers Kenny Agostino and Ben Hanowski, 2013 Round 1

Iginla produced 12 points, but only four goals, on the Penguins' run to the conference final.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins confident Pouliot will be healthy, ready for camp
  2. Penguins GM insists new coach Johnston was no afterthought
  3. Penguins goalie Fleury likely to enter season without new contract
  4. Rossi: Time with Penguins taught Bylsma importance of stability
  5. Penguins coach says team needs to ‘lessen the load’ on Crosby
  6. Penguins’ Scuderi offers honest assessment of his 2013-14 performance
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.