|Assets:||Has very good instincts with the puck and plenty of playmaking ability from the wing. Can play on either side of center and also has a good shot.|
|Flaws:||Needs to play with more of a sniper's mentality. Also needs to gain more strength to better handle the pro game. Lacks physicality, in general.|
|Career Potential:||Talented winger with upside.|
|4/23/2013||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|4/22/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/07/2013||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/28/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/05/2013||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/04/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/14/2013||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|4/13/2012||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/25/2010||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round (20th overall) in 2010.|
Pittsburgh scratches Beau Bennett | 05/08/2013 10:10 AM
NewsBeau Bennett was a healthy scratch in Game 4 Tuesday night.
ImpactHe had played in Pittsburgh's previous three meetings versus the Islanders prior to sitting out Tuesday's contest. Bennett has one goal on four shots in the postseason.
| 04/24/2013 1:58 AM
NewsBeau Bennett returned to action on Tuesday April 23.
Bennett day-to-day with an upper-body injury | 04/22/2013 12:43 PM
NewsBeau Bennett has been ruled out of Monday's game due to an upper-body injury.
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ImpactThe timing is unfortunate, as Bennett had set a career-high with 16:05 minutes of ice time on Saturday. With Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and James Neal sidelined, Bennett might have gotten a healthy amount of playing time again in Monday's contest if he was available.
Beau Bennett has plenty of room to grow | 04/16/2013 9:26 AM
NewsBeau Bennett feels privileged to be surrounded by so many talented veterans on the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Impact"The biggest thing is just how all the guys on this team are just such good people," Bennett said. "Just the way they handle themselves off the ice, it's really impressive. You learn how to be a professional pretty quickly." He has produced a goal and two assists in three games during his latest NHL stint with the team to give him 12 points in 22 big-league appearances. If he continues to make good use of his size and skill then Bennett could develop into a decent power forward at the pro level.
Pittsburgh calls up Beau Bennett | 04/07/2013 1:24 PM
NewsBeau Bennett has been promoted by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactBennett has 28 points in 39 AHL games and nine points in 19 contests with Pittsburgh this season. He was taken by the Penguins with the 20th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Pittsburgh reassigns Beau Bennett | 03/28/2013 6:13 PM
NewsBeau Bennett has been returned to the minors.
ImpactHe was sent down so the Penguins could activate Evgeni Malkin off injured reserve. The Penguins had said that Bennet would stay up with the team for the remainder of the season, but with Brenden Morrow and Jarome Iginla acquired through recent trades, the 21-year-old rookie has probably lost his roster spot.
Beau Bennett will stick with Pittsburgh | 03/21/2013 11:34 AM
NewsBeau Bennett will stay up with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the rest of the season, but where he plays is still open to interpretation.
ImpactCoach Dan Bylsma said then that Bennett could play with Evgeni Malkin upon his return from injury or with Brandon Sutter on the third line. "He certainly could add skill to a third-line position," Bylsma said Wednesday. "He could add skill to a fourth-line position depending how you go forward into the playoffs." Bennett has two goals and eight points in 16 NHL games this season. He is currently playing on the second line with James Neal and Dustin Jeffrey.
Beau Bennett growing more comfortable in NHL | 03/09/2013 10:02 PM
NewsBeau Bennett had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh in its 5-4 shootout win over Toronto on Saturday night.
ImpactThe rookie forward is in a great situation with the Penguins. Bennett, who also had two penalty minutes, five shots on goal and a team-high plus-three rating, has six points in 10 games, though his playing time has been a bit limited as he gets acclimated to the NHL. Pascal Dupuis, James Neal and Sidney Crosby picked up the other goals. Kris Letang and Paul Martin had two assists.
Bennett rejoins Pens, will play with Malkin | 03/06/2013 1:02 PM
NewsAs expected, Beau Bennett was recalled from the minors Tuesday.
ImpactCoach Dan Bylsma will play Bennett on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal Thursday night at Philadelphia. "That's the line he's going to play with," said the Penguins bench boss. "All three periods." Bennett has generated a goal and two assists in his past four games with Pittsburgh. He has skill and could be a player to watch due to his planned increased role.
Beau Bennett may rejoin Penguins soon | 03/05/2013 10:54 AM
NewsBeau Bennett's demotion to the minors may not last long.
ImpactZach Boychuk was placed on waivers Monday and Bennett was returned to the minors, so that Pittsburgh could activate Evgeni Malkin from injured reserve. Once Boychuk clears or is claimed, Bennett could be brought back up.
Penguins return Beau Bennett to AHL | 03/04/2013 6:50 PM
NewsBeau Bennett has been reassigned to the minors.
ImpactIn eight games this season with Pittsburgh, Bennett has one goal and two assists.
Beau Bennet played with Malkin and Neal | 02/23/2013 2:00 PM
NewsRookie Beau Bennet played most of Friday's game on a line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
ImpactThat's a pretty good place to be. With Malkin now injured it remains to be seen if Bennet will continue to play with Neal. If he does, he may merit a waiver claim.
Beau Bennett will play on the 3rd line Friday | 02/15/2013 7:29 PM
NewsBeau Bennett is projected to play on a line with Brandon Sutter and Tyler Kennedy in his NHL debut on Friday.
ImpactIn the long run, the Penguins see Bennett as a top-six forward, but the Penguins were happy with Matt Cooke's performance on the second line on Wednesday, so they're sticking with him for now. It's worth keeping an eye on Bennett, but we can't recommend picking him up in standard leagues yet.
Beau Bennett will make his NHL debut Friday | 02/15/2013 2:07 PM
NewsBeau Bennett is expected to make his NHL debut on Friday.
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ImpactBennett was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the 20th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He has seven goals and 25 points in 35 AHL games this season.
Beau Bennett will get chance to succeed | 02/15/2013 12:20 PM
NewsThere's a very good chance that Beau Bennett's performance will dictate what the Penguins do with their situation at the wing.
ImpactBennett was recalled to the Pens and will debut Friday night. He's never been the biggest scorer, but the 21-year-old is a playmaker. He had 18 assists in 25 games at the AHL. If he impresses, general manager Ray Shero can use his assets on trading for a blueliner, instead of a winger, come the trade deadline.
Pittsburgh recalls Beau Bennett | 02/14/2013 2:22 PM
NewsBeau Bennett has been recalled by Pittsburgh.
ImpactWhen Eric Tangradi was traded to Winnipeg on Wednesday it was expected that Bennett would get a shot with the big club. Bennett may make his NHL debut as early as Friday night versus the Jets. Considering the revolving door of linemates for Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, it wouldn't be at all surprising if he gets a chance to play on the top line when he draws into the lineup.
Beau Bennett could join Pittsburgh soon | 02/14/2013 11:31 AM
NewsBeau Bennett may join the Pittsburgh Penguins following Wednesday's trade of Eric Tangradi to Winnipeg.
ImpactHe was in the building during Wednesday's game against Ottawa to be looked at by team physicians. Bennett just returned Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's lineup last weekend from a lower-body injury. "We're going to address that," said GM Ray Shero when asked if Bennett would remain with the team. "We'll talk with him after the game. More importantly, it's just a matter of seeing what the doctors say. We just want to make sure he's 100 percent."
Beau Bennett receives praise from Pens coach | 01/18/2013 11:00 PM
NewsPenguins coach Dan Bylsma is happy with what he saw from Beau Bennett.
ImpactEven though the 21-year-old was sent down to the AHL, he turned heads in Pens camp. "Beau`s development is probably farther along than I anticipated." The forward has 24 points in 30 games in his first stint in the AHL.
Beau Bennett heads back to the minors | 01/17/2013 3:00 PM
NewsBeau Bennett has been returned to the minors.
ImpactBennett has six goals and 24 points in 30 AHL games this season. It's not surprising that he failed to make the team's opening game roster, but the opportunity to practice with the Penguins' stars should help his development.
Beau Bennett may get a shot at making Pens | 01/07/2013 5:11 PM
NewsBeau Bennett may be invited to attend Pittsburgh's training camp.
ImpactHe was made a healthy scratch on Sunday, along with Eric Tangradi and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo, for the first time this AHL season. Bennett leads Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in scoring with 23 points and 17 assists in 28 games during his rookie campaign. "He's obviously someone that can help your team offensively," Baby Pens coach John Hynes said.
Beau Bennett picks up 22nd point | 01/04/2013 10:56 PM
NewsBeau Bennett netted the only goal for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in its 3-1 loss to Binghamton on Friday night.
ImpactInjuries have masked the production of the talented 21-year-old, but he's showing he's extremely effective when he's on the ice. So far, he has six goals and 22 points in 27 games.
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|Goals||1||3 times-last:at Car||last:Apr 9|
|Assists||2||at Fla||Apr 13|
|Points||2||at Fla||Apr 13|
|Penalty Minutes||2||3 times-last:at TB||last:Apr 11|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Tor||Mar 9|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. TB||Feb 24|
|Power Play Points||1||5 times-last:at Bos||last:Apr 20|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||26 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 25|
|Shorthanded Points||0||26 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 25|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:at Tor||last:Mar 14|
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