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Some of the top prospects in Penguins system to be in town for camp

| Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:33 p.m.
Kasperi Kapanen puts on a team sweater after being selected as the 22nd overall pick by the Penguins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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Kasperi Kapanen puts on a team sweater after being selected as the 22nd overall pick by the Penguins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Plenty of potential future Penguins will be on display next week at Consol Energy Center.

The team announced its roster for its annual prospects camp, and 37 players are included.

Some of the biggest names in the Penguins' system will be on hand when the camp opens Tuesday:

• Kasperi Kapanen, the team's first-round draft pick in 2014, will get his first taste of Pittsburgh next week. The Penguins signed Kapanen to a three-year, entry-level contract. Kapanen, 17, was the 22nd overall selection in the draft.

The Penguins had Kapanen at No. 7 on their draft board. His contract will be triggered when he reaches the NHL.

• Goaltender Tristan Jarry, who recently won the Memorial Cup with the Edmonton Oil Kings, will take part in his second prospects camp

• Defenseman Brian Dumoulin, who played a portion of last season with the Penguins, will be at camp two months before having a legitimate chance to make the team in training camp.

• Another high-profile defenseman in the organization, former first-round pick Derrick Pouliot, will be on hand for the camp. He won't participate in on-ice drills because of a shoulder injury that required surgery in June.

• Defenseman Scott Harrington, another player believed to have an opportunity to earn a roster spot out of training camp, will be on hand.

The camp largely will be run by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John Hynes. Penguins coach Mike Johnston will attend but will let Hynes, along with assistant general managers Tom Fitzgerald and Bill Guerin, run the bulk of the camp.

Camp will conclude July 19 with a scrimmage at 3 p.m. at Consol Energy Center. The game will be open to the public.

“It's going to be a good week,” Johnston said. “It will be nice for me to get a look at some of these players that we have in the system.

“More importantly, I want to get to know them as people.”

Josh Yohe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @JoshYohe_Trib.

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