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Who Will the Penguins Pick at 21st Overall?

Casey DeSmith's contract, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin updates, and more Pittsburgh Penguins talk on NHL Draft Day.

NHL Draft Day is here! Speculation surrounds the Pittsburgh Penguins as they continue to negotiate new contracts with Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin. However, the team has other business to attend to this weekend. 

The Penguins currently hold the 21st pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, and their list of needs is not short. Expect general manager Ron Hextall to look hard at centers and defensemen this weekend as they are the shallowest positions for the Penguins in an already depleted prospect pool.

While the draft is the primary focus of this weekend, there is plenty of news surrounding Letang and Malkin. Hextall shared that Letang's negotiations could conclude 'before we leave Montreal' but was less confident about Malkin's status. 

With the offseason goaltending carrousel getting ready to spin, the Penguins locked up their backup goalie Casey DeSmith for the next two seasons. 

We dive into all those topics and more on today's episode of The Tip of the Ice-Burgh Podcast.

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