columbia wrote:Any overage aspect at play in this camp?..I recall Tangradi being at one of these, when he really should have advanced past that stage.
Looks like 24 is the oldest according to the list Pens put out. Hartzell and Rowney (appears to be a ufa invite)
Looks to be a young group to me. Megna is only other Pens property above the age of 22.
I'm sure you meant more of years spent at these prospect camps and that I have no idea.
There isn't a ton of pro experience this time around that's for sure. Dumoulin has 1 AHL season under his belt. McNeill played 40+ games in Wheeling. Samuelsson has played 2 years pro. Maatta and Harrington got a couple of AHL playoff games in last year. Kuhnhackl turned pro last year, but injuries limited him to a handful of games. Megna, Payerl, and Uher made their pro debuts last year as well. None of the goalies have any pro time to this point.
As far as trips to the Pens Development Camp, that's a little different. I don't have records on it, but I think this is Samuelsson's 3rd or 4th. I think he attended once while still in college but not sure. D'Agostino was a 4 year college guy, but has been to this before. Didn't realize he was drafted all the way back in 2008. Might be 3 or 4 for Kuhnhackl too.
I think the short answer is, yes, it's a bit of a greener group than before and there's no one as established (if that's how you want to put it) as Tangradi or Despres in this group.