Beau Bennett seems fine not having name on Stanley Cup
Say it ain't Beau.
Bennett played 33 regular-season games and appeared in one playoff contest for the Penguins during their championship season, but he didn't appear bitter about being left off.
The injury-prone 24-year-old didn't meet the main requirements to have his name engraved, but could have possibly been added at the request of the team. Here are the rules, according to NHL.com:
To have one's name engraved on the Stanley Cup, certain requirements must be met. A player must have at least 41 games played with the club or one game played in the Stanley Cup Final. However, in 1994 a stipulation was added to allow a team to petition the Commissioner for permission to have players' names put on the Cup if extenuating circumstances prevented them from being available to play.
Bennett was a first-round pick of the Penguins in 2010. He spent four seasons in the organization before being dealt to the Devils for a third-round selection at the draft in June. New Jersey signed him to a one-year deal in July.