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Harrington displays touch at Penguins' camp

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Sunday, July 17, 2011
 

Scott Harrington wasn't the biggest name on the ice Saturday at the Penguins' prospect camp scrimmage, but he made one of the biggest impressions.

Harrington scored a goal and three assists for the White squad, which won two four-on-four games, 4-2 and 4-3.

Harrington, an 18-year-old defenseman who played with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League last year, was the Penguins' second-round pick (54th overall) in the 2011 draft.

Defenseman Simon Despres didn't score, but he also jumped into his share of offensive plays for the Black team.

Center Scott Wilson, the Penguins' seventh-round pick this year, scored two goals. Keven Veilleux, a 6-foot-5 right wing who was taken in the second round in 2007, also had two goals and spent much of his time on the ice in front of opposing goalie Patrick Killeen.

Right wing Beau Bennett scored one goal for the Black team — a breakaway on Killeen — and had one assist. Left wing Eric Tangradi, the prospect most likely to open the season with the Penguins, was kept relatively quiet for the White team. He scored two assists.

Whitney's brother gets invite

Sean Whitney, the younger brother of former Penguin Ryan Whitney, played for the Black team in yesterday's scrimmage. He had been attending the camp as a nonskating participant and was invited to skate for the first time for the scrimmage as an undrafted free agent.

Whitney is a 21-year-old senior defenseman at Cornell, six years younger than his brother who now plays for the Edmonton Oilers .

Spirited shootout

After the second scrimmage ended, the prospects took part in a shootout that saw Veilleux and Whitney as the last two men standing.

Each scored on three straight attempts, then misfired on the fourth. Veilleux beat Killeen and Whitney was stopped by goalie Rob Madore to give Veilleux the win.

Veilleux's most memorable goal of the shootout was his first. He juggled the puck on his stick starting at the blue line, then let it drop to the ice near the goal and flipped a low shot past Killeen.

 

 
 


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