Mike Johnston discussed Iverson before he left to coach the Penguins
Paul Bittner played alongside Petan in his second season and improved in the playoffs, and the third line of Dominic Turgeon, Keegan Iverson and Alex Schoenborn returns intact and all three will likely be picked in the NHL draft, along with De Leo.
Johnston foresees the third-line players improving by about 15 points each, led by Turgeon.
He just keeps getting better and better with more confidence, he says. Hes going to be a really good player. A big two-way center who can kill penalties and will be able to play the power play next year.