The Penguins wrapped up the 2022 Entry Draft by adding four more prospects to their organizational pipeline. At least a couple sound intriguing and may have long-term NHL potential.
In the fourth round, GM Ron Hextall selected Russian goalie Sergei Murashov with the 118th pick overall. A curious move considering goaltender is the one position where the Pens have decent organizational depth, not mention the iffy status of Russian athletes coming to North America given current international tensions.
However, Hextall’s right-hand man Chris Pryor affirmed it was simply a case of sticking to the time-honored philosophy of drafting the best player available, regardless of need or position.