Saturday, July 4, 2009

I feel it's fitting that I start the "American Hottie" back up on July 4th and even more fitting that I'm featuring one of the Penguins newest players, Nate Guenin.

Nate GueninPittsburgh Penguins

BIRTHPLACE: Sewickley, Pennsylvania
HOMETOWN: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
COLLEGE: Ohio State University (4 years)
POSITION: Defenseman
DRAFTED: 4th by the NY Rangers in 2002 (127th overall); after being drafted, he went on to play college hockey through 2006
SIGNED: as a free agent by Philadelphia on August 16, 2006; and by Pittsburgh on July 3, 2009

USHL All-Rookie Team (2001), CCHA Second All-Star Team (2005), served as the team captain for the Ohio State team (2005-2006), "Defenseman of the Week" (in February 2005), led the team in penalty minutes for the fourth consecutive season (2005-2006) was voted "Hardest-Hitting Defenseman" and "Best Defenseman One-on-One" in the CCHA Captains' poll (2005-2006)

Season Highlights (2008-2009)
  • NHL / Flyers Career Regular Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-2-2, 6 PIM
  • Single Game Regular Season Highs: TOI - 13:25 (@ NJ on 03/01/2009)
  • has eight assists and 40 penalty minutes in 42 games for the Phantoms last season!
As you can see, Guenin doesn't have many stats for NHL career / season highlights because he has been playing in the AHL and was only called up to Philadelphia for a few games (one last season on March 1, 2009); I'd say he still has a long career ahead of him and hopefully saved the best for Pittsburgh!!


Jay said...

I love having "hometown" guys on the team. It really makes the team feel like a community.

Stephanie said...

@Jay - I know, it's pretty cool; if you're new to HftL, you'll learn quickly that we go "ga-ga" for American-born HPs (since there seems to be so few of them)!!