Ranking the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Top 10 Prospects

November 24th, 2014 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »
When the Penguins drafted Kasperi Kapanen late in the first round of last summer's draft, they added not only a unique offensive prospect but also a rare blue-chip forward to a group that at its top end is dominated by defencemen. 

Where does Kapanen slot into the organization's prospect hierarchy? Who else does Pittsburgh have in its pipeline? 

The following slideshow ranks the team's 10 best Calder-eligible prospects (in other words, Beau Bennett and Simon Despres aren't on the list) and provides capsule scouting reports. Prospects are primarily ranked based on their potential NHL ceiling, but the amount of risk involved in that projection is also a significant factor in this list.

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