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Beau Bennett | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/27/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
College: Denver
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Beau Bennett has been playing alongside Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie at training camp thus far.
While coach Mike Johnson stated that people shouldn't read too much into line combinations this early in training camp, he thought that this trio could stay together. Johnson likes to play two man units up front and switch the third player but this could be the Penguins third line this season. "It's fun to play with Beau. I've played with him the past couple years," Sutter said. "Downie has that physical presence. They're hard-workers, too. I think it's a good mix, and I think we're all pretty comfortable playing defensively, too. Might be something to look at going forward." This may be Bennett's breakout season although he will need plenty of ice time on the power play to warrant taking him in shallow pools. Sep 21 - 9:23 AM

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Coach Mike Johnston has high hopes for Beau Bennett this season.

"[Beau] Bennett, he's going to be a key guy, now that he's healthy," said Johnston. "How he starts the year [is important], because I think he's got enough skill to be a real key component on some of those lines." Johnston sees Bennett playing somewhere in the team's top-9 forward group. If he can land a spot alongside Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby then that would obviously increase his fantasy value dramatically.
Aug 26 - 1:35 PM

Beau Bennett (wrist) is back on the ice and feeling healthier, but he isn't sure if he'll be ready for training camp.

"Playing it by ear right now," said Bennett, who took part in drills and a scrimmage. "Every day it's feeling a little better, and we're increasing a little bit, the weight training and on-ice stuff. It's still early, and I'm glad I'm here early enough where I can really see where I'm at." He underwent surgery May 22, which marked his third serious wrist operation. Bennett's chances of sticking in the Penguins' top-six forward group this season increased when the team lost James Neal and Jussi Jokinen. Pittsburgh's new coach, Mike Johnston, is someone he's known for five or six years as his neighbor and Bennett was very good friends with Johnston's son.
Aug 14 - 10:31 AM

There hasn't been an update on the status of Beau Bennett (wrist) yet.

He's hoping to be ready for the start of the year after he underwent off-season wrist surgery. Bennett may not be set to go when training camp opens. He is one of 12 forwards on the Penguins who has a one-way NHL contract.
Aug 7 - 10:20 AM

Beau Bennett (wrist) could have trouble finding a spot as a top-six forward in 2014-15.

Bennett may or may not be ready for training camp due to off-season wrist surgery in May that was expected to need four months for recovery but the Penguins are rumored to be interested in Nikolai Kulemin to play alongside Evgeni Malkin and that could push Bennett off the top six. He missed 51 games last season and managed only three goals and seven points. If he manages a spot on the top-six he could get 50-60 points but if he is a bottom-six forward then 30-40 is more realistic.
Jun 30 - 8:35 AM

Beau Bennett had wrist surgery on Thursday.

He's expected to need about four months of recovery time. That could keep him out for most of training camp, but he still may be ready for the start of the regular season. Bennett missed 51 games this season with a wrist injury.
May 22 - 4:02 PM

Beau Bennett will require another wrist surgery in the off-season.

He underwent a procedure in November, but sustained a setback that severely limited him during the playoffs. Bennett said he was "useless" in the six games he played against the Rangers and he wasn't in the lineup for Game 7. In 21 contests this season, he had three goals and seven points.
May 15 - 2:38 PM

Beau Bennett had two assists in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory on Tuesday.

Bennett has a goal and three assists in three playoff games. He was limited to just 21 games in 2013-14, but is a good candidate to breakout next season by recording about 50 points if he can stay healthy.
Apr 22 - 10:50 AM

Beau Bennett shrugged off Penguins coach Dan Bylsma's decision to demote him to the third line during Game 1 of the first round.

"It's not tough," Bennett said. "Honestly, in the playoffs, you leave your ego at the door. Whatever happens, you're trying to get 16 wins. That's the end goal." Bylsma liked how the switch worked out, so Bennett might end up staying on the third line for now. Bennett ended up with a power-play goal and got the primary assist on the game-winner with his new linemate, Brandon Sutter.
Apr 17 - 10:11 AM

Beau Bennett scored a goal and added an assist for Pittsburgh in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets to take a 1-0 series lead.

Bennett missed the better part of the season due to injury, but he's gotten healthy at the right time and seems ready to contribute to Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup quest. Brandon Sutter, Matt Niskanen and Jussi Jokinen also tallied for the Penguins in the victory while Evgeni Malkin and Paul Martin each registered a pair of helpers.

Beau Bennett will play on the Penguins' second line on Friday.

Pittsburgh is dealing with a few injuries, so Bennett will get a chance to play alongside Jussi Jokinen and James Neal. Bennett has a goal and three points in 12 games this season.
Mar 28 - 6:35 PM

Beau Bennett's conditioning stint with the Baby Penguins is over.

He had one assist in three games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Bennett has been recalled by Pittsburgh after recovering from a broken wrist.
Mar 27 - 1:01 PM

Beau Bennett picked up an assist in his second rehab game in the AHL.

Bennett is in the minors on a conditioning stint as he is recovering from a broken wrist. The Penguins will make a decision in the next two days as to whether or not to recall Bennett or let him play another minor league game as the Baby Pens play Providence on Wednesday. Bennett is someone to watch out for next season as he will be a top-six forward and likely play with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.
Mar 24 - 8:15 AM

Beau Bennett (wrist) has been sent to the AHL on a conditioning stint.

The plan is for Bennett to play in a few games before rejoining the Penguins. Bennett has been limited to just 12 contests this season.
Mar 21 - 1:33 PM

Beau Bennett is also slated for practice with the Pittsburgh Penguins as he rehabs from wrist surgery.

Much like Kris Letang, his return was (and maybe is) a big question mark. He hasn't delivered fantasy-wise as many expected, but would add much needed skill - maybe to the Penguins' top six - for a team that's been struggling from a depth and injuries perspective.
Mar 16 - 3:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
6Kasperi Kapanen
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff