Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Impressing; Could Make NHL Roster

Earlier this offseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins quietly signed Drake Caggiula to a two-way contract. Yet, it appears that the 28-year-old has a real shot of making the NHL roster, as head coach Mike Sullivan went out of his way to say to reporters that Caggiula "has been pretty good so far" at training camp.

Sullivan has also been utilizing Caggiula in an excellent position where he could succeed. At camp, he is currently seeing time on a line with Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust. That is certainly a strong duo to play with, and it shows that Sullivan has confidence in Caggiula.

This doesn't automatically mean that Caggiula will have a spot on the Penguins' NHL roster out of camp, but if he keeps his strong play up, he should stick around. Sullivan praising Caggiula publicly and putting him on a big line shows that he likes what he is seeing from the scrappy winger.

 It will be intriguing to see if Caggiula can secure himself an NHL with Pittsburgh from here. In 18 games last season with the Buffalo Sabres, he had two goals and five points. 

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