Vinny Lettieri - Signed as a free agent last year and looks to be a gamer. Letty was used primarily in a checking role last year (Rangers) tallying 5 points in 19 contests. Hopefully, he will see time next year and continue to blossom into a regular pro. Cousin Vinni will add some much needed depth to the farm and should see some action next season in the event of injury. 

Oskar Sundqvist - Sunny spent half the year in the pros (Blues) last year playing in a bottom six role. Similar to Vinni, the hope is that he is a mainstay next season. The Swedish centermen does possess some offensive potential having clipped at a point per game in the AHL. The hope is that his offensive game translates one day. 

Andrew Poturalski - The Williamsville native had an impressive sophomore campaign in the AHL last season (49 points in 76 games). The free agent signing is hoping to impress the brass in training camp this season. At some point, it is expected that he will get his shot. Until then, Poturalski is nothing more than a project. 

Laurent Dauphin - The former second round pick plays a strong two way game. Sadly, a lower body injury in March slowed him down last season. His numbers in the AHL are impressive and indicate that he could be an impact player. The question is if he can be as effective in the pros. The good news is that his defensive game could be enough to land him a permanent spot.

Spencer Foo - The former Union Dutchman and free agent signing took the first half of last year to get accustomed to the pace of playing amongst men. He earned AHL player of the week honours in January and finally got his shot in the bigs towards the end of the season. The Pens brass is hopeful that he will one day become a steady top 9 forward at the pro level, especially considering the Pens gave him a max signing bonus. 

Jon Martin - The Winnipeg native was signed as a free agent after a productive year with the Swift Current Broncos in 2016. The right winger has not lived up to expectations and is unlikely to turn the corner. He will likely rot in Wilkes-Barre next year and is unlikely to be signed.  

Nick Lappin - After sniping 31 in the AHL last year (tied for 2nd), it is expected that Lappin gets a look at a permanent spot next year (Devils). It is clear that he possesses tremendous skill and the ability to fill the net. The question is whether he has the two way game to become a permanent fixture in the pros.