With the 2020 NEFHL entry draft just around the corner, the Pittsburgh Penguins are poised to bring in some promising talent. With four picks in the top 48 and two in the top 11, the Pens brass are hoping to cash this year.

The Penguins added nine new faces to your prospect stable at last years draft. Here is how they fared this season before the outbreak stoppage. 

Alex Newhook - The reigning NCAA rookie of the year, who lead all rookies in points and goals. He eclipsed the 40 point marker (42) in 34 games, a rarity amongst rookie players. After his performace this season, he certainly should have been a top 10 (NHL) pick.

Brayden Tracey - While he wasnt as dynanic after being traded to the Victoria Royals, he still managed to tally 61 points in 52 games. He needs to learn to not let his temper get the better of him, as he is prone to playing too far over the edge. 

John Beecher - It took some time for him to learn how to be effective offensively against older players, but managed to finish the season a shade over 0.5 points per game. A multi-year project who has the size, speed and smarts to potentially become a dynamic middle six option.

Ilya Nikolayev - A responsible forward who possesses untapped offensive potential. Proclaims that he models his game after Patrice Bergeron. Ilya put up 32 points in 53 games in the MHL and should hopefully see time in the KHL next year, as he continues to progress. 

Vladislav Kolyachonok - A modern day defender who uses his speed and mobility effectively. Vlad is a 200 foot player who is deployed in all situations. He put up 33 points (12 goals) in 53 games with the Flint Firebirds this season. He could end up becoming an impactful player in a few years.

Albert Johansson - Has already proven that he can handle the competition in the SEL as a young Swedish rearguard. A silky smooth player who put up 13 points in 43 games this season. Not bad for 19 years of age. 

Domenick Fensore - A pint sized defender who oozes skill. He was second in points (16) as a defender for the University of Boston. It will be a while before he makes it to the show, but he could be worth the wait. 

Blake Murray - Road shotgun to Quinton Byfield again this year, putting up 72 points in 63 games. Consistency is an issue, but he does have the tools to be a solid player if he can put the pieces together. 

Taylor Gauthier - Went undrafted but was recently invited to Team Canada's summer showcase. Gauthier had a bounce back year between the pipes for the Prince George Cougars. One should expect that he has done enough to hear his name called in the 2020 draft.