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Brayden Yager, top prospect of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Penguins top prospect wins impressive award

Published May 2, 2024 at 6:45 PM
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Tom Banks
May 2, 2024  (6:45 PM)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect pool isn't deep, but the talent that they do have are certainly making their mark on the ice.

In the 2023 NHL Draft, the Penguins used the No. 14 overall pick on WHL star Brayden Yager, and the move appears to be paying off already. Not only did the 19-year old put together a career year on the ice, tallying 95 points in 37 games played, but he excelled as a teammate and a leader, as he was officially given the prestigious Brad Hornung Memorial Trophy as the WHL's Most Sportsmanlike Player.

For the second straight season, Brayden Yager is the Brad Hornung Memorial Trophy winner as the WHL's Most Sportsmanlike Player!




At 19-years old, Yager is already showing poise and maturity well beyond his years, and for an NHL squad that already boasts leaders like Sidney Crosby, Evgeny Malkin and Kris Letang, bringing in players like this is certainly a positive.



It's unclear yet whether or not he'll find himself with a permanent spot in the Penguins lineup next season, but Yager has certainly been an asset for this organization, and will look to build on that in the years to come.



Source: The Hockey News

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