Season Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins depth chart
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theScore is previewing each team leading up to the 2016-17 season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins return largely intact after winning the Stanley Cup. And this time Mike Sullivan's behind the bench for 82 games.

After a slow start, Pittsburgh finished second in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the NHL with 104 points. Its 2.90 goals per game ranked third, it's 2.40 goals against ranked sixth, and its 84.4 percent success rate on the penalty kill ranked fifth. The only area Pittsburgh needs to improve, surprisingly enough, is on the power play. Go figure.

Here's what the Penguins' lineup looks like ahead of Oct. 13, when they'll raise a Cup banner with the Washington Capitals watching.

Forwards

LW C RW
Conor Sheary Sidney Crosby Patric Hornqvist
Carl Hagelin Nick Bonino Phil Kessel
Chris Kunitz Evgeni Malkin Bryan Rust
Tom Kuhnhackl Matt Cullen Eric Fehr
Kevin Porter Oskar Sundqvist
Scott Wilson
Dominik Simon

Defense

LD RD
Brian Dumoulin Kris Letang
Olli Maatta Trevor Daley
Ian Cole Justin Schultz
Derrick Pouliot Steve Oleksy
  • Brian Dumoulin averaged 21:31 per game in the playoffs. His contributions weren't talked about enough.
  • Trevor Daley had six assists in 29 games while averaging 14:46 in ice time with the Chicago Blackhawks before being traded to Pittsburgh. He had six goals and 16 assists in 53 games and played 20:27 a night with the Penguins.
  • Derrick Pouliot could make things interesting in camp, especially considering Justin Schultz didn't have the confidence of the coaching staff in the spring.

Goalies

G
Matt Murray
Marc-Andre Fleury
Tristan Jarry

NHL Depth Charts

ANA | ARI | BOS | BUF | CGY
CAR | CHI | COL | CBS | DAL
DET | EDM | FLA | LA | MIN
MTL | NSH | NJD | NYI | NYR
PHI | PIT | OTT | STL | SJ
TB | TOR | VAN | WSH | WIN

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