Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great article on Pens draft pick Ben Hanowski

From the St Cloud Times.

Highlights include:

  • Hanowski is playing the point on the power play currently.
  • He is one of three captains as a junior, which is a big shift from last season when he was a healthy scratch early in the year.
  • Ben is playing left wing this season with LA Kings draft pick Nic Dowd at center.
  • It has been challenging for him to learn to play without the puck.

Ben still has quite a way to go in terms of making the pros, but his progress so far has been good.  He is 21, so if he hadn't gone to college, he would be in Wilkes-Barre right now.  Based on what I'm reading, he may not be ready for that yet.  Hopefully after this season he will be.  He has the skill to be an offensive force, but he needs to have a complete game to play for the Pens.

Nice article - go read it.

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