Bennett is an RFA coming off his ELC and is looking for a slight raise. The Devils would be hesitant, however, because the oft-injured Beau Bennet played only 33 games last year, scoring 6G and 6A. GM Jim Rutherford stated during a draft interview that Bennett did not fit into the Penguins’ plans going forward, and that the team had to make room for other young prospects.
Defenseman Connor Hall scored 2G and 9P with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL last season, and potted 5 more points in 9 postseason games. NHL Central Scouting rated him the 100th best North American skater in this years draft.