Beau Bennett Interviewed On Penguins Site

by Sam Kassan

What a difference a year makes.

At the Penguins 2011 development camp, prospect Beau Bennett, the Penguins’ first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, looks like a completely different player from the same camp one year ago.

First of all, he simply looks stronger. That is due to the 23 pounds of muscle that he has bulked onto his 6-foot-1 frame, bringing him to up to a solid 196 pounds.

“This is a year and a half of work that I’ve put in,” said Bennett, who recently completed his freshman season at Denver University. “I feel a lot more confident with my body. I gained a little weight in college. That’s really where my confidence is coming from. Working in the gym five days a week with (Pioneers strength) coach (Mike) Bridges has been great.” [read entire article]


Anonymous said...

Great to see Beau's progress.

If all goes well, he should be able to contribute right out of the chute this year, and be a high level college player by seasons end.

Great to see that the Pens won't rush him, either.

Anonymous said...

Nice article on Beau.

More importantly, there's another injury in the hockey program. Gwoz broke his elbow at the hockey camp going on right now. According to the DU Hockey twitter/tweet? he had surgury and is recovering.

Anonymous said...

Someone please submit David Makowski's end to end puck whack that wound up a DU goal vs. the MTU Huskies.

Twister said...

No question Bennett can be a very important piece of the puzzle this season. He was very raw last year, but if he (along with Nick Shore) can step and have a big soph campaign, this team should be very exciting offensively.