In thirty-five games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Bennett has seven goals and eighteen assists. The twenty-one year old right wing was Pittsburgh’s first round choice in the 2010 NHL draft, and attended training camp with the club this season. Before turning pro, Bennett spent two seasons with the University of Denver Pioneers, having scored thirty-eight points in forty-seven games.
It appears that Bennett will wear number nineteen when he makes his NHL debut Friday night in Winnipeg, and could be the next person in line to play on the second line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. However, that is yet to be decided.