Prospect tournament a proving ground for Penguins' Kuhnhackl
Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins forward prospect Tom Kuhnhackl spent most of the 2013-14 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, registering 8 goals and 2 assists in 48 games for that club (courtesy of Mark Spowart/Icon Sportswire)
For the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ Tom Kuhnhackl, having participated in the Leafs’ rookie tournament for a third consecutive year doesn’t prevent some confusion, especially when the team’s second game featured a new wrinkle on an old rule.
“It was really different. We started off four on four, then went to three on three,” he said. “I’m not used to it, but we have a lot of guys who can take advantage of it — they’re really fast and they can really use their speed three on three.”
Kuhnhackl, of course, was referring to the new AHL sudden-death overtime rule that sees a seven-minute period broken up at the first whistle following three minutes of play.… read more