Penn State Nittany Lions senior goaltender and McKees Rocks, Pa native Matt Skoff will take part in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ annual prospect development camp.
The camp, which will be held next week at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, will feature Penguins draftees and prospects along with other invited young players.
Skoff, 23, started 18 games for the Nittany Lions in 2014-15, posting a .907 save percentage and a 2.81 goals-against average.
It was an up-and-down year for Skoff, who ceded playing time to P.J. Musico and Eamon McAdam at times over the year. Musico has now graduated and Skoff will be the elder statesmen amongst Nittany Lion goaltenders.
He’s also no stranger to prospect camps, as this will be third one. He skated with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2013 and the San Jose Sharks in 2014.
Skoff should also feel comfortable in the Consol Energy Center, as the Nittany Lions have played there as part of the Three Rivers Classic in each of the last three seasons.
The rest of the Penguins development camp roster will be released in the coming days.
Three of Skoff’s teammates will also be attending NHL development camps. McAdam, who is a New York Islanders draftee, is attending his third camp with the club.
Forward Eric Scheid is currently working out with the Anaheim Ducks and right-winger Zach Saar will be at development camp with former Penn State winger Casey Bailey and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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