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2011 NHL Draft: Penguins Stick To Defense In Second Round, Select Scott Harrington

The Penguins continued their defensive-minded draft by selecting defenseman Scott Harrington from the OHL’s London Knights with the 54th overall pick in the draft.

In his own words,

“I feel I am a pretty good skater. That is my advantage. I try to model myself as a shutdown defenceman.

“… The biggest asset I bring to a team is just being hard to play against. My coaches have me against the other teams’ top lines. That is something I enjoy doing, having the challenge of facing the other team’s top scorers.”

Harrington’s personal assessment reflects most scouting reports out on the 18-year-old. His upside, however, is looked upon as limited, much like his size and offensive ability. A dazzling selection, this is not.

Harrington is expected to return to London for the upcoming OHL season.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.