Jake Guentzel and Tristan Jarry are a couple of prospects with a future in Pittsburgh. For now, they'll have to make due with receiving accolades for their strong play in Wilkes-Barre. They'll join the Atlantic Division team for the 2017 AHL All Star Classic in Allentown, PA at the end of the month.
Jake Guentzel quickly adapted to the AHL level last season, posting 20 points in 21 games across the end of the regular season and the playoffs. His first full professional season has shown that he won't be with the WBS Pens for long. Guentzel leads the league with 18 goals, and his 34 points are the best among all AHL rookies. In limited time in Pittsburgh this season, Guentzel impressed playing on a line with Evgeni Malkin, scoring 3 goals and adding an assist in 5 games.
Tristan Jarry was the presumed successor to Marc-Andre Fleury when the Pens traded up to take him in the 2nd round of the 2013 NHL Draft. While Matt Murray has taken that designation with his strong play, Jarry has shown why the organization had such high hopes for him. Jarry has progressed in his second professional season, and his 0.921 SV% and 2.14 GAA made the second year goaltender more than deserving of the All Star nod.